Homeless, immigrants treated to 'Day of Dignity' - Islamic Relief USA

The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the The San Diego Union-Tribune website  in Nov 2017: The San Diego Union-Tribune: “Homeless, immigrants treated to ‘Day of Dignity’ in City Heights”

“Homeless and out of work for several years, James Lee Taylor III had been spending Saturday morning with his two young kids at the City Heights library when a staffer suggested he head over to the nearby park where a nonprofit was handing out supplies, clothing and blankets.

He took the advice. With his 9-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter in tow, he was carrying a large blue satchel loaded with two rolled blankets; a hygiene kit filled with shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap and brush; a box of school supplies; and a sweatshirt.

“Coming here, I do get a sense there is still hope in this community and people who do care,” said Taylor, a single father whose two children live at a friend’s apartment for which he helps pay rent, while he finds shelter on the streets of City Heights.

Organized by Somali Family Service of San Diego with the support of the national nonprofit Islamic Relief USA, San Diego’s “Day of Dignity” was one of several similar events that have been held across the country to reach out to the indigent and lower-income households in need of services and the staples of everyday living.


Read the full post on The San Diego Union-Tribune

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