Canadian Muslim Charities and Organizations Unite to Support Vulnerable Canadians Impacted by the COVID-19 CrisisWritten by Canadian Muslim Response Network
The Canadian Muslim Response Network (CMRN), a coalition of some of Canada’s leading Muslim civil society organizations, including Canadian Islamic charities Islamic Relief Canada and IDRF, are joining forces with hundreds of volunteers across Canada, to launch a coordinated and united campaign from the Muslim Community to support the most vulnerable Canadians that have been affected by the COVID-19 Crisis.
The campaign is designed to especially help those who may be more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus and to the effects of self-isolation.
Various kits containing essential groceries as well as hygiene and sanitation products to the elderly and families in dire needs will be distributed to hundreds of homes across the country in the coming weeks.
The nationwide campaign launches in the Greater Toronto Area on March 16th, 2020.
If you are someone who requires help during the COVID-19 crisis or knows someone who does, to get them the help they need, click here.
You can also call the National Zakat Foundation Canada at 1 888 693 2203. Services are available in English, French, Arabic, Somali, and Urdu for eligible applicants in Canada.
If you would like to donate to support this effort, you can donate with the following charities involved in the relief effort:
To donate to International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)'s COVID-19 Relief Campaign, click here
Nisa Homes, a organization that operates shelters from Muslim women and children feeling violence, is one of the organizations involved in the network, and also wants to inform people about how the current COVID-19 crisis and social distancing could impact intimate partner violence survivors, learn more about this online here.
The following is a list of organizations currently involved in Canadian Muslim Response Network (CMRN):
Islamic Relief Canada, International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), Human Concern International, National Zakat Foundation Canada, Penny Appeal Canada, National Council of Canadian Muslims, Nisa Homes, Muslim Medical Association of Canada, ISNA Canada, Naseeha Mental Health, AlKauthar Institute, AlMaghrib Institute, MISK Islamic Society, ICNA Relief Canada, United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa-Gatineau,
and the list keeps growing!