The rescues are being facilitated by humanitarians and by gold star families with ties to Afghanistan and the U.S. military.
Currently, they are operating from an undisclosed location due to safety reasons. They’re completely self-funded, paying for everything with donations and by putting equipment on credit cards. This would be a colossal effort under ordinary circumstances, but they’re doing it in a hostile and deadly environment (political and tactical).
Afghanistan is a significantly large country, with cities, mountains, and deserts. Getting from one city to another to finally be able to be airlifted is an excruciatingly difficult journey. And most travelers are trying to leave with their spouses and children, so one person usually means transporting four or five people.
The clock is ticking fast, and the goal is to save as many lives as possible. Every little bit helps, and you can be part of the rescue efforts during this humanitarian crisis.