Help Afghan Refugees with NorthStar
NorthStar is Partnering with Team Rubicon USA
NorthStar is partnering with Team Rubicon, USA, a volunteer disaster response organization comprised mostly of veterans, to get needed items for Afghan refugees currently based at Quantico. Team Rubicon is managing the donations for Quantico, among other logistical support.
NorthStar is housing Team Rubicon at the NorthStar Mission Center DC.
If you have any questions, please email .
Team Rubicon's needs are ever-changing and we want to keep you updated on the ways you can be involved:
DONATE TO REFUGEES
- Donate items through Team Rubicon's Amazon Wishlist. They are constantly updating this list, and anything you purchase will be sent directly to the team.
- Donate funds to NorthStar Church Network and we will purchase items that are urgently needed. (select Afghan Refugee/Response Team Support from the drop-down menu under "Fund" and enter “refugee items” in the note section)
- MOST NEEDED ITEMS: Hats and gloves/mittens are desperately needed, in all sizes for all ages and genders. You can either purchase those from their wishlist above, or buy them locally and drop them off at Manassas Baptist Church on the opposite side of the building from NorthStar (look for the Team Rubicon sign).
Drop off items at Manassas Baptist Church (8730 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20110) through October 22.
VOLUNTEER WITH TEAM RUBICON
- Volunteers are needed to help sort donations and repackage items to prepare for Quantico. Team Rubicon would like to have 1-3 volunteers at a time to help with this work. The team is working every day from 9 AM to 3 PM. If you are interested, please text Team Rubicon at 213-718-3991 before arriving to confirm that volunteers are needed that day. You can come and work the whole day or just part of the day to help. All volunteers must be 18 or older.
SUPPORT TEAM RUBICON
- Provide meals for the Team Rubicon volunteers. We are hoping to provide dinner and breakfast items a few times a week for the volunteers staying at NorthStar Mission Center DC. If you would like to help, but don't want to make a meal, there is also an option to buy a gift card so that the NorthStar team can cater meals for the volunteers. Click here for more information.
- Donate funds to NorthStar Church Network to help cover housing expenses while the team is here. Click here to donate (select Afghan Refugee/Response Team Support from the drop-down menu under "Fund" and enter “housing” in the note section).