Modern Day Underground Railroad is Staving Off Disaster With On-the-Ground Network in Afghanistan

Share This Post

It started when "Legend", callsign for a former U.S. Army Staff Sgt., returned to Afghanistan to rescue trapped Americans, Afghan allies, Christians and other religious minorities hunted door to door by the Taliban.

SAN DIEGO - August 26, 2022 - (

What others call H*LL, he calls HOME: Meet "Legend", the Afghan-American U.S. army combat veteran on the ground in Afghanistan right now.  It all started with a solo evacuation operation during the 2021 forceful invasion of the Afghan Capitol by the Taliban regime. Risking his own life daily, Legend was captured and lashed by the Taliban but escaped to complete his mission. Legend ultimately rescued hundreds of at-risk Afghans and Americans, personally leading them to safety. 

A native of San Diego, Legend is back on the ground in Afghanistan as the head of the humanitarian organization called Legend Group. It's an extensive on-the-ground network that provides intelligence to U.S. veteran-operated Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Known in the evacuation circles as a "Modern Day Underground Railroad", the Legend Group provides safe passage, medical support, prenatal care, food, safe houses, and counter-human trafficking support for at-risk Afghan allies and their families. For its humanitarian work, the city of Newport Beach in California proclaimed March 21 #LegendDay.

They are currently advised and supported by active and former members of the U.S. Military, Congressional offices, and elected officials throughout the United States.  Together they have one goal: restore America's honor by solving the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.  

"In this past week alone, I've come across at least a dozen American citizens in Kabul and Logar Provinces," says Legend. "I know there are many more Americans still stranded behind enemy lines. They are eligible to return home, but they aren't willing to leave their spouse and children behind. In addition, we have thousands of Afghan interpreters who are eligible for SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) hiding in safe houses across Afghanistan. The State Department is moving at a very slow pace and their assistance begins only after the evacuees are at the processing centers, so they aren't providing any meals or safe houses to keep these folks alive on the ground. That's where American veterans and volunteers have stepped in to fill the gap and that's why I am here."

About Legend Group Foundation

Legend Group is a veteran-operated non-governmental organization led by an Afghan-American U.S. army combat veteran. We are a group of American patriots who came together after the Aug 2021 forceful invasion of the Afghan Capitol with one vision: to restore America's honor by solving the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. We have assisted hundreds of individuals reach safety and provided free meals and medical support to thousands of our allies. For media queries, contact  For more information, contact Jazz Cannon at (321) 418-5253.

Legend Group Foundation is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Press Release Service by

Original Source: Modern Day Underground Railroad is Staving Off Disaster With On-the-Ground Network in Afghanistan

Related Posts

FTC Finalizes Order Against Motocross and ATV Parts Maker Cycra for False Made in USA Claims

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized its order against...

The Good Dog Foundation to Ring NYSE Closing Bell

Bell ringing will mark the 25th anniversary of the foundation's work

The Good Dog Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to training and deploying therapy dogs to help adults and children recover from stress, trauma, and disease, today announced that Rachel McPherson, Founder, along with two therapy dogs - Magnus and Atticus - will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today, Friday, June 2, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ET.

"At The Good Dog Foundation, we believe in the healing power of the human-animal bond. Therapy dogs, when trained properly, offer uniquely effective nonverbal, nonjudgmental support for those in need of stress relief, morale boosting, or emotional healing," said Rachel McPherson, Founder of The Good Dog Foundation. "Ringing the closing bell at NYSE is a wonderful way to honor our 25th year and reflect on the meaningful work our therapy dogs have done. I am so proud of The Good Dog Foundation and the thousands of therapy dogs and their owners who are making a difference in lives every day."

About The Good Dog Foundation

For 25 years, The Good Dog Foundation has trained and deployed thousands of therapy dogs to help adults and children recover from stress, trauma and disease or cope with disabilities and learning issues. Founded on the belief in the healing power of the dog to human connection, Good Dogs have provided services to hospitals, colleges, nursing homes, disaster relief efforts as well as corporate partners. Learn more at

Contact Information:
Bruce Fagin
Executive Vice President, The Good Dog Foundation
(888) 859-9992

Original Source: The Good Dog Foundation to Ring NYSE Closing Bell

Hard Asset Management Puts a Strong Buy on All Varieties of $4 US Rare Coin Stella Patterns

Hard Asset Management Highlights Stellar Growth in Gold Stella Coin Market as Investment Potential Surges SAN JUAN, Puert...

FTC, DOJ Issue Summary on Joint Pharmaceutical Merger Analysis Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of...

The 2023 Global Healing Festival by Embodied Black Girl Returns, Disrupting Grind Culture and Centering Rest

The free one-day festival featuring today's visionary thought leaders will take place online on June 9, 2023

The Global Healing Festival by Embodied Black Girl returns for its fourth annual festival on June 9, 2023. The festival is the first of its kind and nourishes the healing and liberation of Black women and women of color while enlivening culture change and making wellness, somatics and mental health more accessible to the communities that need it most. 

Every year the free grassroots virtual festival attracts thousands of participants around the world, primarily through word of mouth.  

Curated by the global wellness and leadership education platform, Embodied Black Girl, the day-long online, interactive and immersive festival experience, includes in-depth workshops and thought-provoking conversations with today's leading visionary cultural shapers.

This year's theme, The Future is Embodied: The Rest-volution, is an invitation to enter the dream space and leave grind culture behind. In spite of the grim statistics and policies that impact Black women in particular, we root for a vision of joy, hope and self-determination.

In keeping this festival free through the years, our hope is to make wellness, somatics and mental health more accessible to Black women and folks of color and, in turn, create a world where we are seen, held and empowered. In this space, rest is life and our bodies transform into revolutionary portals and oracles for liberation. 

The festival will be hosted by Embodied Black Girl founder Thérèse Cator, who'll be joined by honored guests: 

  • Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry and NYT Bestselling Author of Rest is Resistance 
  • Dr. Jennifer Mullan, founder of Decolonizing Therapy and author of the forthcoming book Decolonizing Therapy: Oppression, Historical Trauma and Politicizing Your Practice (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Tigidankay "TK" Saccoh, founder of The Darkest Hue, a digital platform that centers the experiences and perspectives of dark-skinned Black girls, women, and femmes 
  • Natalee Facey, Resilience Coach and Birth Doula 

The festival will explore questions like…

  • How does rest support our individual and collective liberation?
  • How can we move beyond a cognitive understanding of rest to an embodied knowing of rest?
  • How can we foster deeper embodiment while having difficult and necessary conversations within our family and communities?
  • What dreams are we here to birth and nurture that will support personal and communal thriving?

For more information and to register to attend, please visit

Contact Information:
EBG Press

Original Source: The 2023 Global Healing Festival by Embodied Black Girl Returns, Disrupting Grind Culture and Centering Rest
green agriculture project
- Part of VUGA Media group -best seo company