Lexington’s Muslim community is holding it’s first-ever “Day of Dignity” Saturday. The event, to be held at Douglas Park off Georgetown Street will take place from 9:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon.
Archive for date: October 27, 2017
The southwest corridor of Washington D.C. is home to some of our nation’s most historic neighborhoods. The American Islamic Heritage Museum (AIHM), a venue that exhibits the rich story of Islam in the states has become part and parcel of that history for the last seven years. In October, AIHM’s partnership with Islamic Relief USA in providing its annual Day of Dignity highlighted the strength of community and the power of what an all-hands-on-deck approach to service brings.
“We woke up and saw a different Puerto Rico," said Tony, a man who lives in the mountains in Puerto Rico. He sits on the hammock in his trailer on top of the mountain recounting the wrath of Hurricane Maria, the Category 5 hurricane that devastated the island on September 20.
Disasters can strike at any time and in any place, devastating entire cities, regions and countries. Alongside the huge losses of life and billions of dollars in damage they cause, there is the unseen psychological toll as well. When a disaster leaves communities scrambling, IRUSA’s Disaster Response Team mobilizes as soon as they get the word. This month, they deployed to California, a beautiful and popular vacation destination, ravaged by wildfires.