Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tsunamis seem to hit around the world with regularity, and without warning. While the duration of these events last mere seconds or minutes, the devastation is often irreparable. Every year, communities around the globe experience such devastation, leaving people homeless; injured or disabled; penniless, and with little hope for rebuilding their lives. Natural disasters take a significant human toll and compel each of us to do our part; to lend a hand; to support each other.
Over the years, Muslim Welfare Canada has responded to the call to help victims of disasters. We have been there in Bangladesh; Bosnia; Chile; Haiti; Indonesia; Pakistan and the Philippines. Closer to home, we have been in Calgary during the floods and in New Orleans, USA during hurricane Katrina. We were there to provide emergency supplies such as; medicines, food, water, blankets, tents and clothing. Working in collaboration with international NGOs such as Islamic Relief, International Development & Relief Foundation (IDRF) and the Red Cross, we have provided financial assistance to support development in the aftermath of disasters. In Pakistan, we set up emergency medical clinics and distributed packages of essential food items to families affected by famine.
Our goal is to respond immediately and responsibly to the needs of people in disaster- affected areas and we do this to the extent made possible by the generosity of our donors and supporters. To contribute to our Disaster Relief Fund, please call us or visit any one of our offices.