Muslim Group Holds Homeless Outreach in Los Angeles

October 25, 2006

Source: KESQ News Channel 3

The homeless in downtown Los Angeles lined up today to receive free food, clothes and other necessities being donated by an Muslim group.

Umar Hakeem is co-chairman of the Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity, which is comprised of more than 40 mosques and Muslim organizations.

He says some 3-hundred of the group's volunteers had helped feed about several hundred people by midday.

The group hoped to distribute food, clothing, books, toys and other goods to some 3-thousand people by the end of the day. Free H-I-V and diabetes tests were also being made available.