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A big part of Muslim Aid’s charity work always entails working locally with communities in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of charity work experience, Muslim Aid has an active presence in more than 70 countries. However, our primary responsibility lies at home which is why we have been very diligent and active in conducting campaigns locally, designed to address specific issues. These campaigns have helped Muslim Aid in uniting communities and working together for a common cause such as the Feed the Hungry campaign.
In today’s post, we will talk about how Muslim Aid is positively impacting communities in an effort to encourage readers and supporters to get involved in local campaigns and aid efforts. The idea is to show that Muslim Aid is actively involved in local neighbourhoods, and you can participate and contribute to a good cause.
The Warm Hearts Projects
The winter season in the UK is very intense. Strong gusty winds and near-freezing temperatures can force even the most avid outdoor person to stay indoors. Imagine how homeless people must feel going through this ordeal. There have been many deaths reported in recent years attributed to severe weather. Some people who do live in homes can’t afford to pay for the heat and thus end up losing their life. The Warm Hearts campaign provides for the homeless. Essential cold weather accessories such as gloves, jackets, socks and even some consumables are provided to homeless people so they can survive the winter. The idea is to tell them they are not alone and that we are there to assist them in any way we can.
The Prisoners Project
Some bad decisions come with dire consequences. In many cases, they lead to prison and a life behind bars. However, the important thing to note here is that this is not the end of the road for most people. There is life after prison. Many people abandon hope when they find themselves in prison. They fear there is no way they can get their life back together. Some even fear their release date because they don’t know how they will adjust to life once they get out. The Prisoners Project by Muslim Aid tackles this issue head on. We provide counselling to prisoners and inspire in them the confidence as well as the desire to rebuild their life when they get out.
Feed the Hungry Campaign
Feed the hungry campaign aims to provide food to some of the poorer communities in the UK. Our staff and volunteers go out to homeless shelters and provide food for homeless people. Just recently, Muslim Aid was at Hopetown Salvation Army. Our team provided food for 125 residents. Not only did people get access to good food but also tasty food from different regions of the world, such as Arabic cuisine and Asian cuisine. Feed the Hungry campaign has been an immense success.
These are just a few projects that Muslim Aid is currently working with. We plan to do more this year, and we urge our readers and supporters to get involved with us. There is always something you can do. If not a financial commitment, there are numerous volunteer opportunities that only require a simple donation of time. Your efforts will ensure Muslim Aid continues to provide for local communities.