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The Broomfield Foundation donated $1,000 to the Afghan Resettlement Program in Broomfield.  The funds were given to Larry Bangs who is spearheading this program for four families that are relocating to Broomfield. The base for this operation is at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, located at 10th and 287.  

Through the generosity of the community furnishings for four families have been donated. Volunteers have assisted these families with chauffeuring them for medical appointments, school enrollment, job applications, and support groups to assist them in adjusting to a new culture.

The immediate need is to get four dependable cars, giving them more independents to work, do errands, go to school and medical appointments.  

Anyone who has an old reliable car they would be willing to donate will help this cause.  In addition, monetary donations with this project to obtain cars are badly needed. Four cars are needed currently.  The father in one family was an interpreter, speaks fluent English, and has obtained his driver’s license. He can’t seek employment without a car to at least get him to public transportation.

This effort was published in this month’s ‘Real Simple’ magazine.  It recognizes the efforts by Heidi Henkel, a Broomfield councilwoman to start this resettlement effort in Broomfield.

Note:  Check can be made out to Holy Comforter Church, 1700 West 10th Avenue, Broomfield CO, 80020.  Phone  303-466-2667.  Funds are in a special limited account and are not comingled with church funds.