Muslim American Society hosted ‘Walk for Yemen’


Muslim American Society hosted ‘Walk for Yemen’

On August 25th, 2019, Muslim American Society of Chicago (MAS) called out for Chicagoans to come join them on the 5k walk to raise money for Yemen. MAS reached out to other local organizations, church groups, and public institutions in order to have them come out to the event.

A group of Chicagoans hosted a 5K walk to raise awareness and money for Yemen, a country facing what has been deemed one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

The walk, which began and ended at the Islamic Community Center of Illinois, was a fundraising effort of the Muslim American Society of Chicago and several other partner organizations, said Ranya Naser, a University of Illinois at Chicago student who lives in Jefferson Park and is involved in the organization.

Though the Muslim American Society regularly does service activities for vulnerable communities, from packing clothes for people in Syria to making hundreds of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and snacks for the homeless in Chicago, this was the first year the group hosted a walk. The event was inspired in part by Bike4yemen, an ongoing cross-country bike trip from Pennsylvania to California through which cyclist Carson Caldwell is raising awareness and money for Yemen.

Money raised from the walk will be donated to Baitulmaal, a Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of humanitarian crises around the world…

Source: The Chicago Tribune

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