|Task Force Centurion, Afghan police keep Kabul warm|
Story by Capt. Marvin J. Baker
“Today, we coordinated with an area police district so that they can pick up and deliver emergency winter supplies,” Gilmore said.
Because of the lack of a reliable heating source, most Afghans rely heavily on their ability to purchase firewood, which can be expensive, or to gather refuse materials, which can be toxic, for burning in their stoves and fire rings. The program fixes that problem by providing cleaner burning materials like fuel donuts made from compacted recyclable paper products on the camp.
Throughout the winter, Task Force Centurion Soldiers and the Afghan National Police officers, along with Operation Outreach and other aid programs, plan to distribute winter supplies in Kabul at least twice a month. Provisions will include blankets, cooking utensils and clothing.
For more information about the program, visit website opoutreach.org.