The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the The News & Observer in Aug 2017:
“Few places in North Carolina have been hit harder by flooding from hurricanes and storms than tiny Princeville, 16 miles east of Rocky Mount in Eastern North Carolina. Yet citizens of the oldest town incorporated by African-Americans in the United States stubbornly carry on – after Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and now after Hurricane Matthew’s floods caused tremendous damage from which the town has yet to recuperate.
But the best news Princeville and those sturdy Methodists have had lately is that volunteers from Islamic Relief USA are also headed in to help Princeville. They’ve been in North Carolina as recently as last October, when some from the organization helped staff a shelter in Pembroke.
This time, the help will be more intense and likely last for a longer period.
How is this for inspiration? Two charitable, faith-based groups helping the good people of Princeville keep the faith and the town make yet another comeback. Muslim charities always have done good work, and those who work for them have long been valued members of North Carolina – and American society, for that matter… ”
Read the full post on The News & Observer