Muslim groups donate thousands and volunteer in communities across Yorkshire

Muslim communities across the region are stepping up volunteering efforts in order to help people in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Muslim charitable organisations and mosques are helping ensure people in their towns and cities get food and vital supplies, no matter what their race, religion or background.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), which works across West and South Yorkshire, has at least 50 volunteers currently deployed and working to help vulnerable people in the region.

The volunteers provide a range of services in the local community like helping in food banks They are also involved in more ad-hoc tasks where needed, like shopping for the elderly, walking the dog of someone who is self-isolating or tidying someone’s garden.

Across the UK, AMYA has supported 2,698 British families, 43 charities and councils and 600 NHS staff.

Nadeem Ahmed, regional youth leader for Yorkshire at the charity, said: “The whole purpose is to practice our faith. Our religion says to do good in society and to help people, no matter what colour or religion.

“These times have brought us together. We want to get away from this and move forward.

“This is what faith is and what brings the community together at a time when it’s important that we all come together.”