Safa’ is a Syrian refugee. Her family left Dara’ to live in Jordan for three years. They finally arrived in their new home in New Jersey in summer 2016, with only what they could carry.
Four months later, she came to IRUSA’s Day of Dignity — and handed out hygiene kits and school supplies to Americans in need.
“We came to help the American public just like they helped us when we first came,” she said. “We wanted to give back some of that kindness. We’re one people and our humanity is one.”
In Jordan, Islamic Relief used to help her family, giving them food, shelter and winter supplies. “So we came to America and by chance we’re reunited with Islamic Relief, alhamdulillah,” she said. “I would never have imagined this.”