M.J. Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, says that four of ISGH’s mosques are now opened as round-the-clock shelters to anyone in need of refuge. He explains the issue for many victims has been that the roads are often not passable. Mr. Khan explained that “we have a pretty good networking and communication system” and have volunteers in place with bottled water, sleeping bags and supplies.
“This is an obligation, a religious obligation to help others,” Mr. Khan said. “When you give, you don’t give only to your own family. … You give to anybody who needs help.”