Carolina Muslims, Christians Team Up to Help Needy

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC – Members of Greenville’s Islamic Center have teamed up with a group from Traveler’s Rest United Methodist Church Saturday to provide aid and food at a South Carolina food bank

“Think this is a wonderful activity to do not only to build bridges between two communities but it also helps others as the result of that,” Javaid Qazi, a member of Greenville Islamic Society, told 7 WSPA News.

During the event, held at Harvest Hope Food Bank on White Horse Road, followers of the two faiths cooperated to pack up boxes of food to distribute to families in need.

“Coming together on the opposite spectrum of each other showing that we really are really similar we have the same views we are very passionate about serving others,” said Mason Hand with Travelers Rest United Methodists Church.

“I think that’s a good example to set in today’s world.”

The unique interfaith relationship started with some dinners between the Methodist church and the mosque.