Helping Afghanistan

Sep 1, 2021 | Charity, Life, Pets

Happy Thursday everyone.  This is another surprise post but one that I feel is extremely important.  I had a totally different post designated for today but decided I would answer some very important questions sent my way this week.  How do we help Afghanistan, the Afghans, and the many shelter animals and service dogs left behind?
Helping Afghanistan |
Thomas and I are sending prayers and love to those family members who lost their loved ones in the Afghanistan attack.  I want to take this time to remember each one by name taken from the following article: (

Here are the names of the 13 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan attack
These brave men and women lost their lives fighting for what they believed in.  May their souls Rest In Peace.
Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, assigned to 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California, assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California, a rifleman
Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska, a rifleman.
Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana, a rifleman.
Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas, a rifleman.
Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri, a rifleman.
Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming, a rifleman.
Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, a rifleman
Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California.
Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California.
Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee. Knauss was assigned to 9th PSYOP Battalion, 8th PSYOP Group, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
My heart hurts for the many shelter volunteers who stayed to save the many street dogs brought into shelters who are now turned back out on the streets to fight for their lives.  And to the service dogs left behind, I am so sorry.  In doing my research, I’ve read conflicting articles as to how many or if any are still remaining.  I’ve been asked how we can help and here are some organizations and websites that you can review should you want to take action or donate.
Operation Recovery
As a group of former and current individuals that have served in Afghanistan, we have made the decision to not sit idly by while so many lives are in jeopardy. We must take action. We are honoring the promise.
American Humane 
First to Serve™

American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals.

For more than a hundred years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people.

We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

Preemptive Love
Taliban takes Afghanistan.  Learn how to help.
Working in the U.S. to Help the World’s Children

UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s global work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.

We collaborate with governments and corporations, non-profit groups and social enterprises, civic leaders and celebrities, churches and other faith-based organizations, youth groups and campus groups, teachers and students and families — anyone willing to help us advocate for the survival and well-being of every child.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.

PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment business. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA works through public education, investigative newsgathering and reporting, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.
Before I go, I want acknowledge and say prayers for those who are facing Hurricane Ida.  If you would like to donate, I have provided links for you to do so.

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  1. Carla D Evans

    So much sadness in the world today but any little bit can help! Thanks for the information and links to help contribute ❤

    • Bobbi

      You’re welcome!


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