When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. in 2020, the public health crisis was accompanied by an economic disaster as well. For many, one of the biggest worries was housing, with homeowners concerned about falling behind on mortgage payments.
The grant money is being used to bring together three different Asian American communities to work on common problems while also providing leadership development training for the next generation. While doing so, they hope to deliver assistance while building a stronger network of support for families, many of whom are low-income.
During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures as a way of practicing self-restraint and renewing their faith. It is also a time of giving and humility, and service for Muslims everywhere.