Indiana National Guard collected more than one million donation items for Afghan refugees

The time to donate to Afghan evacuees through Operation Hoosier Allies is over. The Indiana National Guard said Tuesday that it’s no longer collecting items for the evacuees staying at Camp Atterbury because the need has dropped off. The Guard previously used eight of its armories as collection sites for items like shoes, toys, and clothes. As of Dec. 1, Camp Atterbury reported more than 1.6 million items had been donated since Gov. Holcomb launched the statewide program in September. Some Afghan evacuees remain at Camp Atterbury, waiting to be resettled across the country.