“WE ARE NOT TURNING ANYONE AWAY. WHATEVER WE HAVE, WE ARE SHARING”
With Southeast Texas flooded due to Tropical Storm Harvey, an increasing number of people are fleeing their submerged homes. The houses of worship take them in. Many mosques in Houston affiliated with Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) are now transformed into 24-hour shelters. The Houston mosques are open to flood victims of all religions and all ethnicity . The Muslim community itself is generous with their donations. Evacuees are given everything from piping hot food to books and toys for kids. It helped that when the word got out that a specific mosque was being converted into a shelter, donations came pouring in. The Islamic Society has teamed with the Baitulmaal. The latter is a non-profit based in Texas. It specializes in poverty relief and disaster management. The two now offer those in need with water and food. Hygiene products are also distributed.
Read more at World Religion News: “Muslim Community Provides Shelter to Flood Victims” https://www.worldreligionnews.com/?p=42481