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Ho-Chunk Nation organizing donation drive for Afghan refugees coming to Wisconsin

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-23 20:08:04-04

The Ho-Chunk Nation is setting up a donation drive to help out Afghan refugees coming to Wisconsin.

Here is the link to help out.

Starting Sunday, Afghan refugees have begun arriving at Fort McCoy in Western Wisconsin outside of La Crosse.

Ho-Chunk Nation Legislator Public Relations Officer Ryan Greendeer said his people have gone through similar situations and can relate to the Afghans.

"The Ho-Chunk people are no strangers to being removed from the homelands," Greendeer said. "We know that the trauma is going to need a lot of work to recover from and we really just want to help ease that trauma."

So, they are asking for donations of winter clothing, suitcases, and small comfort items to help the refugees get through their first harsh winter.

Greendeer said once you fill out the donation form, representatives with the tribal nation will pick up the items and deliver it to the base.

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