NWA 5K raises money for Afghan refugee crisis

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FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2021, file photo, provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, families walk towards their flight during ongoing evacuations at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A school district in a San Diego suburb that is home to a large refugee population says many of its families who had taken summer trips to Afghanistan to see their relatives have gotten stuck there with the chaos following the withdrawal of U.S. troops. (Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps via AP, File)

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — NWA runners laced up their shoes Saturday for a race benefiting Afghan refugees.

Organizer of the event, Johnathan Sexton, said all the proceeds from the run will go toward helping refugees in the United States and across the globe.

“To help those refugees as they are being put in different cities around the world really because of that crisis so Send Relief will help those refugees wherever they are around the world,” Sexton said.

The race had more than 50 participants. Sexton said he and the church plan to do another race in three years for a different cause.

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