Afghanistan war vet helps Afghan refugees resettle in Colorado

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CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO JORDAN INSTEAD OF JORDAN Team Rubicon volunteer Jordon Daniel, center joins other volunteers in carrying belongings into an apartment that will be home to Afghan refugees Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. Team Rubicon and Microsoft Tech for Social Impact have partnered for more than four years to deploy technology to help communities after disasters but this year have aided in other crises such as support for refugees and the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A team comprised of mostly veterans is helping Afghan refugees settle in the United States.

On Wednesday, Jordon Daniel and others with Team Rubicon were busy furnishing two suburban Denver apartments that will house Afghan families that fled Taliban rule.

Daniel joined the Navy after 9/11 and spent time in Afghanistan on a security detail. He says welcoming the refugees is a way of showing gratitude for their help during the Afghanistan war.

Team Rubicon has helped settle more than 110 Afghan families in Colorado. The state’s expecting between 1,000 and 2,000 Afghan refugees by the end of the year.

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