In Denver, more than a hundred Muslim volunteers volunteered recently to distribute lunches to the homeless across the city. This was part of the Pious Project initiative which 20 other cities also participated. All the food and clothing were donated.
Volunteers say they want to give back to their community. “(Hunger) is an issue that’s very important to our Muslim-American community,” says Nadeen Ibrahim who led the grassroots efforts within Denver’s tight-knit Muslim community. Dr. Aziz Nsier was another volunteer who says he “jumped on the opportunity to do something for the people.” The doctor says he tries to help people in need and offers free medical assistance in his practice to those that are low income.
According to the Denver Post, the group of volunteers ranged from “3-year-olds, who drew crayon smiley faces and stars on the brown bags, to people in their 70s, who made the PB&J sandwiches. Some volunteers had arrived from Syria six months ago. People of other faiths also assisted.”