Houston’s Muslim community is at the forefront of helping those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey, which has flooded much of the fourth most populous city in the United States. Dozens of mosques have either opened their doors for shelter, aided in rescue operations or provided goods, such as food, blankets and bottled water for those in need. “In the whole Greater Houston area, people are helping people; neighbors are helping neighbors and we are trying everything we can to help people,” said MJ Khan, the president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston. The Islamic Society of Greater Houston represents 21 Islamic centers in the area. Khan said all types of evacuees, including a number of families, have come to find shelter at the places of worship. “Our volunteers there got together with the first responders to rescue people. Since 9/11 was inundated and were only dealing with life threatening situations, our volunteers knew where people were stranded, boated into their homes and brought them to the mosque”, Khan told Middle East Eye.
On its website, the society notes the work of Islamic Relief USA, which has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, in assisting the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
IRUSA has been helping to manage the “mega shelter” in the Dallas Convention Center, and is arranging to serve a special meal to those there who observe Eid al-Adha.
IRUSA’s disaster relief team was the first Muslim organization to partner with the Red Cross. It provides such relief both in this country, including distributing 300,000 bottles of water during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich., and abroad….more: masslive.com
HOUSTON — Houston’s Muslim community has opened many of its community centers to people seeking shelter from Harvey and sent hundreds of volunteers to serve food and deliver donations. Some have rescued neighbors from high water.
Their efforts continue, even as mosques welcome congregants for Eid al-Adha,
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