Berkeley Muslims Donate Facemasks, Care Packages

Charity provides real social bonding and contributes to the creation of inclusive and more resilient societies.

Islam lays a great emphasis on the virtue of neighborliness, stressing on Muslims’ individual duty to be good to neighbors.

Setting an example, Islamic leaders in Berkeley, California, donated hundreds of face masks and care packages on Friday.

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Their donation went to the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement in Oakland.

The donation was made in celebration of the International Day of Charity, which was Saturday.

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“On the eve of the international day of charity, we at MTO Oveyssi Center reach out to our neighboring city of Oakland to extend our helping hand,” said MTO representative Mana Nazeri, ABC News reported.

“I want to thank the Sufi community and particularly the MTO organization for your incredible contributions of charity,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who was also in attendance.

Muslim groups in different countries have been working tirelessly to provide health equipment to frontline workers.

Loft25 has teamed up with Green Lane Masjid and Community Center to provide 1 million masks to Birmingham.

British Muslim businessman Yousuf Bhaliok donated £200,000 to NHS in March, launching an appeal to raise £1 million.

In April, Masjid Hamzah al-Mahmood Foundation in Minnesota volunteered to sew 1,500 homemade masks for low-risk patients and non-medical staff.