Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

Supporting Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy


Through Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, you can help Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy. We will help groups and individuals in southeast Wisconsin organize collections and deliver needed items. We are coordinating efforts with Catholic Charities of La Crosse and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) who are present on the Base and have firsthand knowledge of needs.

Group Collections


Please review the following if your parish, church, congregation or organization is interested in supporting Afghan Refugees' immediate needs.

  • Follow this link from Catholic Charities of La Crosse for a list of needed items. 
    • Only NEW items in their original packaging will be accepted.
  • Please collect purchased items at your parish, church or organzation. 
    • To arrange pick-up of your collected donations, contact Andrew Ruesch at
    • Items may also be dropped off at 2021 N 60th Street, Milwaukee at the Catholic Charities office. Please contact Andrew Ruesch in advance.
  • Catholic Charities Volunteers will sort and organize collected items. 
    • Andrew Ruesch will coordinate with Catholic Charities of La Crosse and the USCCB for delivery of items to Fort McCoy.


Individual Donations



Read more about Afghan Refugees and Wisconsin's Catholic Charities efforts.

Wisconsin Catholic Conference Media Release, September 17, 2021

Wisconsin Catholic Conference Media Release, August 30, 2021

Fort McCoy is now hosting 7,000 Afghan evacuees, but is preparing for as many as 13,000 in the coming weeks Laura Shulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 3, 2021

Here's how to help Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy with donations, volunteering Sophie Carson and Grace McDermott, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 20, 2021


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Catholic Charities

Mailing Address: PO Box 070912
                            Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Delivery Address: 3501 S. Lake Drive
                             St. Francis, WI 53235

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