US Muslims Distribute Free Face Masks to Californians

Providing health equipment is a growing challenge facing different communities across the US.

As a second surge of the coronavirus worsens, Gov. Gavin Newsom has urged Californians to wear a face covering to stem the spread of the pandemic.

The call was well received by a group of Muslim volunteers who decided to step in and provide help.

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Members of the Muslim Coalition for America (MCA) came together on Wednesday, July 15, to distribute 7,500 free reusable face masks, Press Telegram reported.

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They gave out free high-quality reusable face masks at a Children Mending Hearts food and clothes giveaway at the Watts Empowerment Center.

This act of generosity falls in line with what many Muslims have been doing across the country to help their community during the pandemic.

Muslim groups in different countries have been working tirelessly to provide health equipment to frontline workers.

Loft25 has teamed up with Green Lane Masjid and Community Center to provide 1 million masks to Birmingham.

British Muslim businessman Yousuf Bhaliok donated £200,000 to NHS in March, launching an appeal to raise £1 million.

In April, Masjid Hamzah al-Mahmood Foundation in Minnesota volunteered to sew 1,500 homemade masks for low-risk patients and non-medical staff.

It is essential for Muslims to focus on their principles of charity during a time of global fear.

Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him, you will be returned.” (The Holy Qur’an, 2:245)