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Seattle Muslims Buy 28 Hotel Rooms for Homeless

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Topic: Seattle Muslims Buy 28 Hotel Rooms for Homeless
Posted By: Win-Win
Subject: Seattle Muslims Buy 28 Hotel Rooms for Homeless
Date Posted: 14 February 2019 at 3:46am
Seattle Muslims Buy 28 Hotel Rooms for Homeless During Snowstorm

KING COUNTY, Seattle – Thanks to the effort of a Muslim group in Seattle, many homeless people in the region were able to escape the snow over the weekend after they were offered free hotel rooms, Cross Cut https://crosscut.com/2019/02/muslim-group-buys-hotel-rooms-28-homeless-people-during-snowstorm - reported .

“Our Muslim faith teaches us to take care of our neighbors during times of need,” said Nickhath Sheriff, founder of the social services arm of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, which is known as the Muslim Community Resource Center.

The Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) provided hotel rooms for all 28 residents of Tent City 4, an encampment in Issaquah.

The total cost of providing 14 rooms at a local Motel 6 from Friday, Feb. 8, until Tuesday, Feb. 12, was approximately $4,500.

The effort came as three people, probably homeless, died from exposure over the weekend in King County, Seattle according to Sean Whitcomb, public affairs director for the Seattle Police Department...

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