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The Muslim Snow Patrol

msp 14It’s winter time! The cold weather is here and the snow is likely to come.

As we know, it is extremely difficult to cope with our daily routines when weather conditions worsen. But for most of us, help is at hand from our family, friend or neighbours.

However, there are vulnerable members in our communities who don’t get this help when they desperately need it. As you can see from the videos below, the elderly are most vulnerable at this time of year. Being snowed in could mean they miss going to the doctors, collecting much needed supplies or prevent them from doing something they need to do urgently.

IDC are preparing to put on our winter warmers and patrol the street to clear the snow!

What we need from you if the snow does come is YOUR HELP!
Could you spare a couple of hours and join the Muslim Snow Patrol by clearing paths, roads and driveways?

This is a great chance to build relationships in our communities and show how we as Muslims can have a positive impact on British society.

It is our duty as Muslims to help our neighbours and help those in need in our communities.

If you’re interested in helping us with this project, all we need you to do is reply to this email with your name, contact number and area you live in and we will sign you up to be apart of the snow patrol.

All shoveling equipment and high visibility jackets will be provided.

The Muslim Snow Patrol is a national initiative that is co-ordinated with:

 

Muslim Snow Patrol

Muslim Snow Patrol – What its all about

Muslim Snow Patrol – Why we do it

The Islamic Diversity Centre (IDC) in Newcastle has called into action its self-titled ‘Muslim Snow Patrol’ to help clear residential roads and drives in Newcastle’s West End.

After Newcastle City Council was contacted about the plans, it provided the team with gloves, shovels and grit as well as directing the team to areas most in need.

IDC director Abu Tayeb said:

“[Residents] have been really appreciative of the work that we’re doing.

“They’ve been a bit surprised at why loads of bearded men have come and tried to help them clear their drives.

“As Muslims we believe that it is our Islamic duty to look after our neighbours, especially in these very difficult conditions.

“We’re trying to remove some of those preconceptions people have about Islam and Muslims by showing that Muslims actually do good things and are trying to help our neighbours.”

Check out the rest of the article by clicking on the link below:

http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/article/53869