“In North Carolina, it’s typically Christian ministries that provide relief services — but the expansion of a Muslim faith-based disaster recovery group is changing that.
According to Religious News Service, the North Carolina chapter of Islamic Relief, a global Muslim nonprofit dedicated to providing disaster relief, is is in the business of helping families in need. Just over 200 miles away from the site of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month, they’re working to change minds in a divided world as well.
For the residents, the religion of the aid workers matters has ceased to be a consideration as well.
“It just tells me you have people who have a generous heart and it doesn’t matter what religion they are,” Porter said. ‘It’s just a blessing.’ ”
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