(BOSTON, MA, 04/10/20) The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today welcomed news that a group of local Muslim physicians has donated 4,500 KN95 masks to Rhode Island Hospital. CAIR-MA said that the individuals are now partnering with a Muslim nonprofit to deliver more protective masks to hospitals across New England.
“During this time of incredible suffering and hardship, we felt it was our duty as Muslims to help protect those who are protecting so many others,” said Dr. Noreen Shafi, one of the donors. “The Quran tells us that saving one life is like saving all of humankind, so through our work and our support we hope to live out the teachings of our faith.”
“We welcome this community-based support for our medical professionals as they risk their lives to protect us from this deadly pandemic,” said CAIR-MA Executive Director Dr. John Robbins.
The group has also announced a partnership with AHOPE, a local Muslim relief organization, to raise funds to purchase and distribute more of the masks. They asked that those wishing to donate to support the effort do so via www.ahoperi.com/donate, specifying that the support is intended for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.