The spread of the Coronavirus in the last few weeks has exhausted, saddened and isolated many of us. Here at Muslim Hands, we believe that now is the time for solidarity, and we hope that you will join us in lending a helping hand to the most vulnerable people in our communities.
The situation is ever-evolving but, with your support, we can lighten the burden of those most in need. We are currently working to respond to the crisis in the UK, and we hope to work with our global teams to help vulnerable families worldwide as well.
We have already started coordinating with groups in Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham to organise an efficient response to the pandemic. Our aim is simple: to ensure the most vulnerable and isolated people in our communities have access to basic food and essential non-food items during this crisis.
With your help, we can put together 'isolation packs' which consist of basic food (rice, cereals, tinned food), as well as nappies, toilet paper and soap. We can also support food banks in delivering food to struggling families.
We are following government guidelines in all of our projects to ensure everyone stays healthy and safe. Thus, we will also be changing our meal delivery procedure from The Open Kitchen (our community kitchen in Hounslow)to reduce risk.
The Prophet (saw) said, 'He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbour to his side goes hungry'. (Bayhaqi)
Please give generously to ensure our communities have enough to eat during this crisis.