۴ بهمن ۱۳۹۸ |۲۹ جمادی‌الاول ۱۴۴۱ | Jan 24, 2020
Muslim youth group partners with not-for-profit to launch mobile shelter for Toronto homeless

A national Muslim youth group is launching a “Shelter Bus” campaign to help the homeless in Toronto.

Hawzah News Agency - A national Muslim youth group is launching a “Shelter Bus” campaign to help the homeless in Toronto.

The Muslim Youth Association, in collaboration with Humanity First, have re-purposed a coach bus with 20 beds, a kitchenette, lounge space and bathrooms.

The initiative will see the bus go to different neighbourhoods every night for three months to provide both shelter and hot meals for those in need in the city.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) said 101 people experiencing homelessness died in 2017, followed by 92 in 2018.

In 2019, there have been 57 deaths to date — an average of 2.2 every week.

“It’s quite visible downtown – the numbers out there on the streets and they don’t have any shelter to go to,” said president of the youth group Zubair Afzal.

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