The most common inaccuracy regarding homelessness is the thought that “it will never happen to me”. As a Baltimore resident, I am witnessing first-hand a city crying out from the grief and loss of Freddie Gray. While one mother is suffering from the senseless death of her son, another is now forced to witness the senseless loss of her home. Mrs. Porsha, a mother of a 7 year old special needs son, was rendered homeless as rioters destroyed and torched a neighboring business. Sadly, the flame spread and she was forced to watch her home and belongings burn for hours. And so as one mother to another, and someone working with the devastating effects of homelessness, I could feel her pain.
While no one can replace their family keepsakes, we can help them get back on their feet. The family is in desperate need of store gift cards and financial help. Muslimat Al-Nisaa is preparing a care package to give to the family and we ask for everyone to contribute however much they can. At this moment we are not requesting used goods due to their inability to store items.
Health, Education, Social & Shelter Services
Chaplain, Domestic Violence Ministry
5115 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 466-8686 fax (410) 466-5949
“In Service To Those Who Serve ALLAH(SWT)”