NBC New 3 Las Vegas reports – Dozens of people lined up outside the Masjid As-Sabur, a local mosque for the Muslim community, to receive a warm meal, clothing and health checks during the annual Day of Dignity campaign.
It’s an event sponsored by Islamic Relief USA, and for 10 years, this local mosque has been the local spot for the campaign to give the homeless what they need to survive regardless of faith.
Shawana Mitchell has been living out on the streets for 3 weeks.
“It helps a whole lot. It’s a blessing. I appreciate it,” she said.
Imam Fateen Seifullah, a leader with the mosque, says volunteers continue to help serve the less fortunate because so many are in need.
“You have people because of employment circumstances they end up losing their job. They’re going right from apartments and homes into homelessness. So there are a number of reasons people find themselves in this condition. Even the people who have shelter sometimes are forced to decide: do I pay the bills or eat? Do I pay the bills or purchase some clothes?” he said. “This opportunity gives them a little relief. Just a little.”
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