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).
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ICNA Relief USA assumed the management of the Thrift Store and Food Pantry located in Oakbrook Terrace, a suburb of Chicago in June 2013 and within three months, the business was turned around by 180%,. Alhumdulliah, this has been achieved by the Grace of Allah SWT and the dedicated hard work of the team in the region.
For the security and safety of the four sisters who have been working at that location already and inducted by ICNA Relief USA, brand new security surveillance cameras have been installed to ensure that the walk-ins can no more walk away with merchandise without paying so very often, leaving behind the staff on duty so very helpless and unsecured.
A brand new sign board has been installed outside the store and the business can now be identified from a distance for maximum exposure and publicity.
We thank Allah swt for all His Help and Blessings in this regard and look forward to quadrupling the revenue from this location before the end of the year 2013, InshaAllah.
MashAllah, our own Br. Abdulrauf Khan was honored recently by Al-Hikmat, a local Muslim television show based in South Florida. He was given a community service award for his hard work as director of ICNA Relief's Hunger Prevention Program. "When we work for the sake of Allah, we bear the fruits of our labor," Khan said.