Refugee Assistance

BUMC and Congregation Beth El continue to work together to offer support to an Afghan family who recently came to the U.S. under the sponsorship of Lutheran Social Services.  Donations, financial and other, are currently being sought to help the family in the areas of technology, food, clothing, transportation & more (see letter for all the details). If you'd like to give a financial contribution, please make your check payable to BUMC and mark “Refugee family” on the memo line. BUMC and Congregation Beth El will make sure that your contributions will go to support the Maruf-Sadat family’s most urgent and immediate needs. For other needs, please email the contact person listed in the letter if you'd like to help. Thank you!

Laury Bobbish and Janet Edmonds,  BUMC Coordinators, Refugee Ministry


Clothing Donations Needed (as of 12/20/21)

We are looking for donations of new winter clothes that are age appropriate. There is limited storage in the family’s apartment, so the goal is to collect only a few of each of the listed items. If there are any questions about what is still needed, please contact Susan Kitt at  or 301-520-7974. 

For 11 year -old daughter, Samar (5’ tall, very slim): 
- Jeans - 26”-28” waist, 26” inseam; size 2 or 4 
- Warm- up pants/ joggers - Women’s Sm or X-Sm, or Youth L or XL (if long length) 
- Sweater/Sweatshirt - Women’s Sm (She needs a sweater for nicer occasions.)
- Snow Boots – size 6 ½ or 7 (EU37)

For 13 year-old son, Noman (5’3” tall, very slim) 
- Jeans - 29” waist, 29” inseam (He would also like a black pair of jeans.)
- Regular black pants – 29” waist, 29” inseam
- Warm-up pants- Men’s Sm 
- Long-sleeve Shirts - Men Sm 
- T-shirts- Men’s Sm 
- Sweatshirts/Sweater - Men’s Sm 
- Polar Fleece -Men’s Sm 
- Winter Gloves and Hat 
- Snow Boots – size 9

For 6 year-old son, Subhan (46” tall, small and slight) 
-Snow Boots – size 13 (children’s)
For Adult Woman, Farzana (5’3”- Size Large)
 - Snow Boots – size 8 (EU 39)

For Adult Man, Atiqullah (5’20”, Size Large) 
- Winter Hat
- Long Pants (Jeans and traditional pants) - 35” waist, 30” inseam 
- Button down shirt - medium
- Leather Belt - size 36