A collection of press coverage of Aswar and his Congressional Campaign.

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A collection of press coverage of Aswar and his Congressional Campaign.

Star Tribune: Helped by others decades ago, Minnesotan now rescues Ukrainian refugees

By Maya Rao Star Tribune NOVEMBER 23, 2022 — 5:00AM

Aswar Rahman, 28, started a nonprofit to bring Ukrainian refugees to the state and connect them with locals who sponsor them.

The Minnesota Daily: Local nonprofit gives Ukrainian refugees chance to feel connected

by Amirah Razman — Published April 19, 2023

American Service, founded by a University of Minnesota alum, serves to mentor Ukrainian refugees by providing them work and volunteer opportunities.

Washington Post: After fleeing war, Ukrainians rush to help Mississippi tornado victims

By Daniel Wu, April 3, 2023

Aswar Rahman, a Minneapolis-based digital producer, founded the agency in March 2022 after visiting the Polish-Ukrainian border and seeing the challenges facing refugees there, he said. A month later, when the Biden administration’s Uniting for Ukraine program created a path for Ukrainians with an American sponsor to secure two-year stays in the United States, the American Service started helping refugees resettle in Minneapolis.

Fox Business: Ukrainian refugees fill US jobs, housing a year after Russian invasion

Published March 29, 2023 12:59am EDT

“Currently, we have over 100 people who are slated to arrive over the next 30 days. A lot of it depends on when flights are available,” American Service in Ukraine Executive Director Aswar Rahman said.

CBS San Diego: From a Billboard to Boots on the ground, new efforts strum up support for Ukraine

Author: Heather Hope, Published: 7:27 PM PDT

Being boots on the ground literally in Ukraine, native Minnesotan by way of Bangladesh Aswar Rahman says he simply wanted to help the people fighting in Ukraine, so he started a nonprofit called American Service in Ukraine and flew out there in March.

MPR News: Recently arrived Ukrainians in Minneapolis head to Mississippi to help tornado victims

Mathew Holding Eagle III, Minneapolis — March 27, 2023

Answering the call from small relief organizations in northern Mississippi after a series of tornadoes swept through the area, seven Ukrainians who recently arrived in Minneapolis are heading south.

KARE 11: Local Ukrainian community and nonprofit helping those devastated by Mississippi tornadoes

Charmaine Nero (KARE 11) March 28, 2023

American Service, a nonprofit based out of Minneapolis, and the local Ukrainian community, are going to Mississippi to help those affected by the tornadoes that claimed the lives of more than 20 people.

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