16 Dec Support Refugees and Homeless Citizens this Holiday Season
Support Refugees and Homeless Citizens this Holiday Season
Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you,
“And spend something (in charity) out of the substance which We have bestowed on you, before Death should come to any of you and he should say, “O my Lord! why didst Thou not give me respite for a little while? I should then have given (largely) in charity, and I should have been one of the doers of good”. [Qur’an 63:10]
MAPS raises funds 3 times in a year – at our annual banquet, in Ramadan and in December. This December, we are raising funds to 1) resettle refugees, primarily from Syria, and to 2) assist the homeless citizens in the Seattle area. Focusing on these two objectives allows us to address a pressing concern, as well as, demonstrate the true Muslim character in an environment of rising Islamophobia. Please help those in need, help showcase the true message of Islam and make a donation before the year ends.
MAPS MCRC is leading an active committee with dozens of volunteers to ensure that refugees from Syria have a place to stay, receive basic amenities and furniture and are paired with local Muslim families. To-date, we have formed multiple sub-committees (Housing, Job Training, Educational Services, etc.), assigned responsibilities and are working with various organizations to address this topic holistically. We have rented a 10’x30′ storage space at Marymoor storage to hold donated items and are working with MHS to collect and truck in the donated household items.
Funds raised in December will go towards renting 10 housing units for 1 year and hiring 1 case manager through MHS to oversee the needs of the refugees.