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From mattresses to halal food, U.S. refugee groups race to aid arriving Afghans

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By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When U.S. Marine Corps veteran Luis Gonzales loads up donated supplies for newly arrived Afghan families in Houston, he can usually fit everything into his truck and make the delivery in a single trip. But his routine changed a few weeks ago as the United States began its hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan. While the U.S. government has not said how many Afghans have been evacuated to the United States, refugee groups say thousands have arrived across the country, with more expected. Gonzales, 31, and other veterans are delivering mattresses, televisions, …

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