‘We’re just helping our friends and neighbors’: Soldiers’ Angels assisting local Afghan refugees

Tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan have landed in the U.S., with many resettling in San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Air Force veteran Pat Jopling is keeping busy these days, helping families from Afghanistan settle into their new homes in the Alamo City.

“The way I look at it is, we’re just helping our friends and neighbors,” Jopling said.

Jopling served overseas in the Middle East, where she worked in logistics tracking personnel and cargo.

She’s been entrenched in a new humanitarian mission alongside fellow volunteers at Soldiers’ Angels to welcome Afghan refugees.

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