18 Sep 2015
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A local mosque is doing what it can to help Syrian refugees.
Since 2011, more than 4 million have fled the country to escape the violence during the Syrian civil war.
The Fazl-E-Umar Mosque in Dayton has partnered Humanity First–an international charitable organization in order to help support refugees.
Mosque member Abdul Shahid says their cause is completely supported by volunteers who don’t get paid.
He says the main thing they’re collecting is financial donations for refugees to buy simple necessities.
“The minute you are homeless any single basic life necessity becomes an amenity and you are striving for that whether it’s blankets, whether it’s shoes, whether it’s socks, whether it’s toothpaste or soap,” Abdul Shaid. “The list is long and very complicated, but there has to be people who have the comp ability to support that.”
If you’d like to help or donate visit: http://usa.humanityfirst.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85&Itemid=19