۱۰ خرداد ۱۳۹۹ | May 30, 2020
'We see this as our responsibility': Muslims fundraise for Americans impacted by coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated global financial markets and sent shockwaves through the US economy with analysts expecting massive job losses in the coming months.

Hawzah News Agency (New York , US) - Several organisations have begun distributing groceries and money to families financially impacted by coronavirus.

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated global financial markets and sent shockwaves through the US economy with analysts expecting massive job losses in the coming months.

According to a recent poll, a staggering 18 percent of American households reported either being laid off or being forced to reduce their working hours amid the pandemic.

With economists expecting more people to lose their jobs in the coming weeks and months, several Muslim organisations are stepping in to ensure some of America's most vulnerable are getting what they need to survive.

Penny Appeal USA and CelebrateMercy are working with the Islamic Center of New York University to ensure struggling families, regardless of their religious affiliations, are able to ride out the crisis.

"This is a core aspect of our faith - to be a mercy to everyone," Tarek el-Messidi, the founder of CelebrateMercy, told Middle East Eye.

"One of the prophetic traditions that really inspired this campaign is the one that says the most beloved people for God are those who benefit people the most."

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