DETROIT – The 20-year war in Afghanistan is over, but there are still people who need help and want to leave the war-torn country.
“We want to make sure that those who helped us were able to get out safely and that is what we are working on at the moment,” said lawyer Mario Talerico.
Talerico said that although the war is over, the mission to save the people in Afghanistan who helped America is still ongoing.
“Obviously, with the departure of the military, it was a little more complicated to evacuate people, but our team of veterans, former DODs, civilians and professionals and various people who volunteer to help us, we are very fierce. We’re not giving up, ”Talerico said.
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Talerico works with his aunt. Her name is Anna Talerico. She is a former army major who served in Afghanistan and a former paramedic from Detroit.
She founded a medical clinic in the Afghan capital in 2012. Her friends were forced into hiding after the Taliban settled.
“We are certainly doing everything we can to help them and get them out of the country immediately,” Talerico said.
They have already saved many, including a woman who worked at the clinic. She currently lives in the nation’s capital with her family.
“There are several hundred, so the clinic had 130 employees. To date, we have only evacuated about 100. Our clinic still has several hundred around the country, ”Talerico said.
He said here in Michigan that he was raising funds and chartered planes to help with this mission.
“Because this is an entirely private and self-funded partnership, we do not receive any support, in terms of financial support from the government. We need more help. We need more people ready to help us, ”Talerico said.
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