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For Second Year in a Row, Georgia Muslims Shelter and Supply Hurricane Evacuees

For Second Year in a Row, Georgia Muslims Shelter and Supply Hurricane Evacuees


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The Islamic Circle of North America Relief (ICNA Relief) is working with American Muslims in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina to assist evacuees fleeing Hurricane Florence. In Georgia, thirteen mosques plan serve as shelters from Thursday, Sep. 13th, through the end of the storm. Several other Georgia mosques are serving as drop sites for supplies. ICNA Relief has also deployed a disaster relief team, along with supplies, to the Carolinas.

“ICNA Relief is a member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, which works closely with FEMA. ICNA Relief is organizing this hurricane relief effort, coordinating mosques as shelters, directing evacuees to them, and collecting and distributing supplies to the mosques. We are also equipping mosques to offer logistical support to evacuees, including registration forms, guidelines and safety advice, departure procedures, and exit forms,” said ICNA Relief Regional Director Hamid Qureshi.

“ICNA Relief is allocating $100,000 towards relief efforts," said ICNA Relief CEO Maqsood Ahmed. "Our Disaster Relief Team is deploying for the Carolinas and will enter the area when it is safe to do so. Besides requesting financial support, we will be making a call for volunteers to help with mucking, gutting, and clean up efforts, as well."

Once the storm has passed, ICNA Relief and Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) also plan to deploy two mobile clinics and two ICNA Relief trucks filled with food items and toiletries to areas impacted by the disaster.

When Hurricane Irma struck last year, hundreds of evacuees found shelter at 20 Georgia mosques.

To seek shelter at a participating mosque this year, contact the ICNA Relief hotline at (770) 558-3519 or email florence@icnarelief.org. In-kind and financial donations can be made at www.icnarelief.org/florence.

As of now, mosques serving as shelters in Georgia include:

  1. Masjid Al-Rahman , 1235 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming GA

  2. Darul Huda Masjid , 2755 Centerville Highway Snellville, GA

  3. Hamzah Islamic Center , 665 Tidwell Road Alpharetta, GA

  4. Islamic Center of Albany Ga, 712 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany, GA 31701

  5. The Islamic Center of Middle Georgia Centerville-Warner Robins, 2501 Elberta Rd. Centerville, GA

  6. West End Community Center, 1197 Lucille Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

  7. Masjid Al Athar , 1148 Franklin Gateway, Marietta, GA

  8. Islamic Center of North Fulton (ICNF), 1265 Rucker Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009

  9. Masjid Maryam , 3650 Savannah Place Dr., Duluth, GA

  10. Masjid Al Hedaya, 968 Powder Springs St. Marietta, GA

  11. Islamic Community Center of Atlanta - ICCA, 288 E. Lanier Ave. Fayetteville, GA

  12. Al-Iman Masjid, Smyrna, 1820 Spring Rd. SE Smyrna, GA

  13. Georgia Islamic Institute, 177 Simonton Rd SW, Lawrenceville, GA

Mosque serving as shelters in North and South Carolina:

  1. Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte, NC (ISGC), 7025 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28215

  2. Islamic Center of Charlotte, NC (ICC), 1700 Progress Ln, Charlotte, NC 28205

  3. Masjid Al Madina, Raeford, NC, 8290 Fayetteville Rd, Raeford, NC 28376

  4. Burlington Masjid, NC, 1908 S Mebane Street, Burlington, NC 27215

  5. Islamic Society of Spartanburg, SC, 377 Successful Way Spartanburg, SC 29303

Please donate here: https://www.icnarelief.org/florence.

Brand New, Packaged Supplies Needed: blankets, pillows, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, towels, toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, women’s hygiene products, soap, and shampoo, Hefty or Glad brand large trash bags, durable paper plates, drinking cups and cutlery, over the counter medication (cough medicine, Ibuprofen, allergy medicine).

Ship/Drop Brand New, Packaged Supplies to the following Mosques/sites

  1. Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz , 955 Harbins Rd NW, Norcross, GA

  2. Madina Institute U.S.A , 3580 Sweetwater Rd. Duluth, GA

  3. ICNA Relief Food Pantry, 6200 Memorial Drive, Suite J, Stone Mountain, GA

  4. Nasfat Masjid, 432 Dogwood Dr. NW, Lilburn, GA

  5. Community of bosniaks, GA, 950 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA

  6. Al-Farooq Masjid ,442 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA

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