Brookhaven campus works to bring relief for refugees

Mykel Hilliard, Editor-in-Chief

Brookhaven is teaming with the Catholic Charities of Dallas Refugee Service and Ma’Ruf Dallas for a donation drive to support Afghan Refugees who recently settled in North Texas. 

The drive launched Sept. 7 and is expected to run until Sept. 17.

Brookhaven President Linda Braddy announced the drive in an email to staff Aug. 7.

In the email, Braddy touched on the current crisis in Afghanistan and the college’s efforts to help refugees. “You are probably aware of recent world events and the resulting devastation occurring in Afghanistan. You are probably also aware of Dallas College’s long tradition of supporting international students, many of whom have come to us after difficult experiences in their home countries,” Braddy said. 

Braddy said items such as toiletries, utensils, blankets and baby items can be brought to drop-off bins located in S and W buildings and the food pantry in Room J104. 

She ended the email by writing, “Thank you in advance for any donations you are able to offer in support of our students and the broader community of Afghan families who have fled their homeland.”

For more information about the drive, contact the Dallas College Office of Multicultural Affairs at [email protected]