Sunday, April 17, 2011
Japan Relief field interview...
Executive Director of ICNA Council for Social Justice Br. Naeem Baig is in Japan right now to monitor Helping Hand USA’s relief activities. He reached Japan on Monday April 4th, 2011.
When we called him to get updates, it was around midnight and he along with the HHRD Relief Team was on their way to make another food distribution in a close by town. To listen to his detailed interview please visit www.muslimsforjapan.org
This morning they reached the worst hit areas in the morning with a truck full of stuff (towels, under garments, socks, children diapers, toys, non-perishable food, cooking stoves and 3 bicycles) and half cooked chicken for about 700 people. They were living in a school because there aren’t enough shelters and there is shortage of electricity everywhere.
"Japanese people have a lot of self respect. I noticed that they don’t immediately line up as soon as they see the food being served. It was when our brothers started to invite them then they would come and take the food." He also gave a khutba at Masjid Quba in Tatebayashi and Sheikh Abdoor Rahman, who has travelled with him to Japan gave khutba at Masjid Al-Hira in Goyotaku, in Tokyo.
He also informed us that there was another quake nearby; Alhamdulillah the Tsunami warning was removed but 3 people died.
Please donate generously towards Japan Tsunami Relief at visit www.MuslimsforJapan.org.
HHRD Recent Efforts in Libya:
Helping Hand for Relief and Development is making daily distributions in Libya
You can help donating towards food boxes and blankets.
$15 per food box: 2000 food boxes sent inside Libya. 1 food box sufficient for a family of 6 for 10 days.
$10 per blanket: 2000 blankets distributed inside Libya.
To donate towards Libya Relief please visit www.hhrd.org