On Christmas Eve, Muslim volunteers from Mercy-USA for Aid and Development relieved soup kitchen workers in Detroit, and helped feed about 200 people at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
“I’ve actually never been to a church,” says Hibah Naseer who was a volunteer. “So this is my first time, and it was really rewarding seeing people with other faiths coming together for a common cause.”
Kayla Botelho, another volunteer, concurs and says that Christmas is a good time to give back to the community, no matter your faith. “This is one way that a lot of Muslims express their holiday spirit is through service projects. A huge part of our faith is giving back in charitable efforts.”