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Fundraiser helps family of murdered Afghan interpreter and Lyft driver stay in their Alexandria home

One month after Nasrat Ahmad Yar’s murder in D.C., the family said the GoFundMe has helped them stay in their home.

Yar worked as an interpreter for U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan before moving to the United States with his family after the collapse of the Afghan government in 2021. Yar lived in Alexandria and worked as a tow truck driver and rideshare driver to support his family.

While working as a rideshare driver for Lyft in D.C. on Monday, July 3, Yar was shot and killed. Surveillance video shows four people running from the scene, but no arrests have been announced.

In an update posted yesterday on the GoFundMe, organizer Jeramie Malone said the family was behind on their rent when Nasrat was killed, and the fundraiser has kept his widow and children from being evicted and the remaining funds are being put into a trust for the family.

According to Malone:

Thank you all for continued support for Nasrat’s family. Because of your kind donations, the Ahmad Yars have been able to stay in their home. The night he was killed, just over a month ago, Nasrat was behind on his rent because he had given so much of his money away to friends and family in need. Thanks to all of you, Nasrat’s wife and children do not need to worry about a roof over their heads.

We are also in the process of having the donor funds put into a trust for Nasrat’s wife and kids. Nasrat’s dream was to see his precious children grow up safe, happy, and healthy here in the US. Nasrat will not be here to see his kids grow up and to celebrate their many successes. He was robbed of the opportunity to share the many beautiful experiences they will have. Nasrat’s family almost lost their opportunity to fulfill his dreams for them, but your generosity has given them another chance. Thank you for the kindness that shows that there are so many good people here.

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