Hoosier Hospitality Is Praised as Last Afghans Depart Camp Atterbury
By: Sheila McCrea -
Friday, December 3, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Nearly four months after the start of Operation Allies Welcome, which saw Indiana’s Camp Atterbury accept some 7,000 refugees from Afghanistan, the base is set to close its safe haven by the start of the new year.
The state has been credited nationwide for the tremendous outpouring by Hoosiers. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said Indiana residents have given 75% of all donations spread across the seven U.S. bases that have housed the resettling Afghans.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security said that there are six to eight statewide agencies helping with relocation efforts. At a local level, many Indiana counties have created committees to help welcome refugees.
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