09 Mar 2015
As Kentucky Refugee Ministries begins to resettle its first Syrian refugees in Louisville, members of the local Muslim community are banding together to collect items to help. The first Syrian family to be resettled arrived Feb. 13, and another 20 families are expected in the coming months, said Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye, a ministries’ outreach specialist. While Muslim groups are mobilizing their own members and supporters to donate, the drive is open to anyone who wants to contribute. Household and other items for the Muslim Community Donation Drive may be dropped off through Friday, March 13 at Nur Islamic School on Six Mile Lane in the Jeffersontown area, the Muslim Community Center of Louisville on Old Westport Road in the Lyndon area, two Muslim supermarkets and several other sites — including Fairdale and Atherton high schools. The drive will culminate with a drop-off event and celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the ministries headquarters, 969 Cherokee Road, in the Cherokee Triangle.