As Tropical Storm Florence crawls across South Carolina causing “catastrophic flooding” in the two southeastern states, America’s largest Muslim civil rights organization CAIR Called on Mosques to Host Hurricane Florence Evacuees
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a press release on Wednesday, September 12 calling on mosques in the southeastern United States to host evacuees from areas impacted by Hurricane Florence.
“We urge mosque officials and Muslim community leaders to contact local emergency agencies and FEMA to determine how to offer support to those impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
He recommended that those potentially impacted by the hurricane go to the DHS website: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
CAIR noted that the Muslim community in Georgia and Maryland already announced plans to join other faith communities in assisting those fleeing Hurricane Florence.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
At least 13 were killed in storm-related incidents in North and South Carolina, including a mother and her child who died after a tree fell on their house in Wilmington, North Carolina.