As a means to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the students at M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi, School of Islamic Sufism in New York and New Jersey, donated food, personal protective equipment and cleaning products to the residents at Bethany House in Baldwin on May 25.
The effort was part of a global endeavor, and Bethany House representatives said the organization is so thankful to be a recipient of it.
Several students brought 100 care packages, which included canned chicken and tuna, chips, granola bars, juice, cereal and apple sauce. They also brought toilet paper, many other snacks and coffee.
The M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism, was joined by 34 other M.T.O. Centers across the globe as they marked the end of Ramadan by delivering thousands of food items and care packages to homeless people and veterans in need, VA hospitals and low-income frontline families.
Bethany House is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women and children on Long Island. Its five residences provide safe, supportive, emergency and transitional housing and a comprehensive range of additional programs and resources to support families and return them to self-sufficiency.
Of those families who have remained at Bethany House for more than two weeks, 94 percent have successfully found permanent housing. Bethany‘s five homes are located in Baldwin, Bellmore and Roosevelt, and can service up to 85 persons nightly. For more information, visit www.bhny.org.