Today’s Heroes: The Muslim Community in Florida Hands Out Supplies to Those Impacted by COVID-19
On Thursday, members of the Islamic Community of Tampa in Florida, United States organized a give-back campaign to help those in need in the larger Tampa community.
The non-profit organization began collecting foods such as rice and lentils as well as other essential and then packaged it to be distributed to the less-privileged.
In a statement to Fox 13, Hatem Fariz, the director of the Islamic Community of Tampa stated that all those who are in need of these packages are welcome. “We have plenty of stuff to serve over 10,000 people.” He continued.
Dozens of volunteers spent the last couple of days preparing for the campaign, which was initiated in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak that has impacted the nation. At the time of writing this article, the United States has recorded more than 220,000 cases, becoming officially the country with the highest number of patients.
Americans in various states are getting half paid or even laid off. The leadership of the country has just passed a USD two trillion stimulus package bill, the largest in the history of the U.S., but the average citizen remains at risk.
Volunteers at the Islamic Community of the Tampa believe that their efforts could help put food on the table for those most impacted by the pandemic.
The group even offers delivery to seniors who cannot leave their homes.