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Islamic Relief Canada launches response to help those affected by COVID-19 crisis across Western Canada
Islamic Relief Canada is launching a campaign to support those who are affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
This is part of a nationwide campaign that is designed to especially help those who may be more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus and to the effects of self-isolation.
In partnership with local Muslim civil society organizations, kits containing essential groceries as well as hygiene and sanitation products will be prepared for the elderly, vulnerable families, and those who are immuno-compromised. The kits will be distributed to hundreds of homes in these regions.
Those interested in getting involved can sign up on: https://www.islamicreliefcanada.org/appeals/covid-19/.
The details for each region are as follows. For pictures, videos and more information on assemblies and projects in any of these regions, please contact Reyhana Patel at [email protected].
Islamic Relief Canada, the Manitoba Islamic Association and the Syrian Assembly of Manitoba will be working together to assemble and distribute kits in Winnipeg.
Islamic Relief Canada and the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan will be assembling and distributing kits in Saskatoon.
Islamic Relief Canada, the Muslim Council of Calgary Foundation and the Akram Jomaa Masjid will be working together to assemble and distribute kits in Calgary.
Islamic Relief Canada is partnering with Al-Rashid Mosque (Canadian Islamic Centre) to assemble and distribute the kits in Edmonton.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Islamic Relief Canada, the Muslim Food Bank, the Muslim Care Centre, and NISA Helpline are working together to assemble and distribute kits in Vancouver.