Afghan vigil at Walsh University
NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – Groups on the Walsh University campus are working together to hold a candlelight vigil at 9 p.m. today at the alumni home near the David Center to reflect on the lives lost in Afghanistan.
It will also be an opportunity to pray for Afghans around the world. There will also be a collection of in-kind household items for refugee families who are expected to resettle in the area.
Participating groups include the Black Student Union, Campus Ministry, College Democrats, College Republicans, Dead Philosophers Society, Diamond Mission, Ice Skating Club, Student Alumni Association, and Trek Club.
Each participant will receive a hand candle or tea light to light and place around the fireplace.
To help the 855 Afghan refugees settling in Ohio, including 435 people who will resettle in northeastern Ohio, the Akron International Institute has called on local communities to donate household items. .
The items you need most include: twin sheet sets, quilts, large and medium pots and pans, coffee mugs and mugs, large and medium pans, mugs, forks and knives, wooden spatulas and spoons, serving bowls, can openers and rice cookers or instant pots.
Participants will also have the option to write prayers, intentions, messages or images on card stock and construction paper, which will be collected and displayed on campus as a mural.