Afghanistan Emergency Wire from Rep. Webster
Please note: this post/story is an email that we received from Representative Daniel Webster. The information seems too important to not share. If you need assistance the Afghanistan situation, please contact his office through the methods below.
We’ve all seen the devastating news and images out of Afghanistan. I’m sending this special update to provide information on how to help evacuate American citizens and allies with special immigrant visas. The situation is dire and while we cannot guarantee the outcome, my office is doing everything we can to help make sure no one is left behind.
I also want to share resources for our veteran community that may be struggling with renewed trauma.
Please feel free to share these resources with friends and neighbors. If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office. We are here to serve you.
Afghanistan Repatriation Assistance
If you are or know of a U.S. Citizen, including missionaries, that need help getting out of Afghanistan, PLEASE fill out the linked form below and contact our Constituent Services Representative Natasha Dobkowski by email at Nata[email protected].
If you know of a U.S. Military Afghan Interpreter that is currently in Afghanistan and needs help getting out, please fill out this PDF form: https://bit.ly/USCISPRF. Please email a complete version of this to [email protected]. Please be sure to include DOB, case, or receipt number if you have one as well as a passport or ID number.
Videos and stories from this week may have opened old wounds for our veterans, active-duty soldiers, and their loved ones. Please remember you are not alone.
Veterans Crisis Line – If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/. For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care. Nearby ones include:
- The Villages VA Clinic, 8900 Southeast 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages, 32162-5884. Mental Health Number: 352-674-5166 x1317
- Tavares VA Clinic, 1390 East Burleigh Boulevard, Tavares, 32778-4305. Mental Health Number:352-235-2900
- Ocala VA Clinic, 1515 East Silver Springs Boulevard, Suite 226, Ocala, 34470-6856. Mental Health Number:352-547-1583
VA Mental Health Services Guide – This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
MakeTheConnection.net – information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.
RallyPoint – Talk to other Veterans online. Discuss: What are your feelings as the Taliban reclaim Afghanistan after 20 years of US involvement?
Download VA’s self-help apps – Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) – Request a Peer Mentor.
VA Women Veterans Call Center – Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 6:30PM ET)
VA Caregiver Support Line – Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 5PM ET)
Together We Served – Find your battle buddies through unit pages.
George W. Bush Institute – Need help or want to talk? Check In or call: 1-630-522-4904 or email: [email protected]
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes – Join the Community.
American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network – Peer Support and Mentoring.
Team Red, White & Blue – Hundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.
Student Veterans of America – Find a campus chapter to connect with.
Team Rubicon – Find a local support squad.
Every American who wears a military uniform commits to making the ultimate sacrifice for our country and your efforts to protect us and our freedoms will never be forgotten. We owe you a debt we can never repay.
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