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Local peace group works with international activist

Vorgetts received an education in Kabul before fleeing to the U.S., where she married an American and raised a family in Maryland. She has spoken before the United Nations, written two books and won numerous humanitarian awards for her work. She said she hopes a change will come in her lifetime and she'll keep fighting for the people of Afghanistan until it does.

"As long as there is devastation and poverty and pain and ache there, I will be doing this work for the rest of my life. But I hope I won't have to," said Vorgetts.

Vorgetts said she is urging people to listen to what she has to say and write letters to Congress to ask for help. She is trying to raise $10,000 for her well project and welcomes any donations, which are tax deductible. For more information, email lilyconnie@verizon.net or call 465-0582.

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