Our Day Of Service for Baltimore's Homeless at the ICNA-MAS Convention on May 24th
The death of Freddie Gray under police custody caused widespread unrest in Baltimore, highlighting the city's status as one of the poorest in the country. As one of America's largest domestic Muslim charities, ICNA Relief USA feels it is our religious obligation to support underserved populations within our country.
This Memorial Day Weekend ICNA Relief and Muslim Social Service Agency will be distributing “blessing bags" to hundreds of homeless in the downtown area of Madison and Fellsway. The bags will contain hygiene products and nutritious snacks. The group will also be visiting other impoverished neighborhoods in the city to distribute the Blessing Bags to those in need.
Memorial Day weekend also marks one of the largest gatherings of Muslims in America, at the ICNA Annual Convention, taking place this year in Baltimore, at the Baltimore Convention Center located at 1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201. This year’s convention is anticipating over 20,000 attendees. During the convention, ICNA Relief will be encouraging attendees to volunteer in packaging the “blessing bags" on Saturday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM during the convention as well as help distribute these necessities to those in need.
This planned Day of Service follows ICNA Relief's previous visit to Baltimore in early May when staff and volunteers delivered hundreds of pounds of food and hygiene products to the elderly and those impacted by the recent uprisings. These were senior citizens living right near the CVS that was burned down, having nowhere to turn to for basic necessities.
Distribution Location & Timings:
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12:30PM to 4:00PM
Location: Madison and Fallsway in front of My Daily Bread
ICNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters. ICNA Relief USA strives to build healthy communities, strengthen families and create opportunities for those in despair while maintaining dignity and advocating for basic human needs. ICNA Relief USA is a division of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).