In continuation of their support and rendering help to bushfire-devastated areas, members of the Sydney Muslim community traveled to Cobargo to deliver supplies and aid, Bega District News reported.
Human Appeal’s Omar Al-Jamal, who also runs Australian Islamic Mission (AIM) Youth, said his community had been watching what had been occurring on the Far South Coast over the past week. So, they decided they wanted to do something “to stand with our fellow Australians”.
“Australia is our home and we want to cater for all our fellow Australians,” he said.
“It’s also part of our religion as Muslims. If someone
is in need, we need to support and stand with them.”
AIM youth group, based at Punchbowl Mosque, along with members of the Sydney-based groups Human Appeal Australia, and Lighthouse Community Support, traveled Wednesday to Cobargo.
During the visit, they delivered three trucks and two vans to
the town’s bushfire relief center at the Cobargo Showground containing
donations for those recovering from the blaze that devastated their region.
“We’ve been welcomed with open arms; people have been very thankful and have been greeting us with a smile,” Al-Jamal said.
“Your fellow Australian Muslim brothers and sisters and supporters in Sydney are thinking of you guys and will be supporting you no matter what,” he said.
On Monday, members of a local Australian Muslim group traveled to a fire-ravaged town in Australia to support exhausted firefighters.
In another city, members of the Newport Islamic society went to the aid of Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade in East Gippsland after seeing the devastating effect of the blazes.
Muslim efforts were not limited to volunteering or delivering food.
Earlier, the Islamic Society of South Australia kicked off a new crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for those affected by bushfires.