Dallas-area Muslims Pack Survival Kits to Distribute to the Homeless

Muslim volunteers from across the area earned a round of applause and even a few "amens" from the homeless huddled inside a Dallas shelter Saturday."We're Muslim, but we care about everyone," Urooj Waheed said at the Austin Street Shelter. "We're here to help you guys and let you know you're not alone." Waheed and his wife, Sobia Waheed, were among about 125 volunteers in Allen -- children, parents and grandparents -- who packed survival kits that contained bottled water, socks, deodorant, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a washcloth and a blanket.Ma'ruf, a nonprofit designed to help local refugees, organized the donation drive at four sites: Allen, Valley Ranch, Colleyville and Fort Worth. About 200 volunteers in all assembled the donations, which amounted to about $10,000.  Continue reading...

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