Blackburn charity helping Somerset flood victims

Al-Imdaad Foundation UK workers survey the scenes in Somerset

Al-Imdaad Foundation UK workers survey the scenes in Somerset

First published in News

BLACKBURN charity Al-Imdaad Foundation UK has sent teams to Somerset to assist local communities affected by strong winds, flooding, and resulting power cuts.

Teams from the international disaster relief organisation, which currently works in more than 65 countries, came back only few days ago from assisting Syrian refugees at the Turkish border, and were straight back on the ground assisting the victims affected by the flooding and the storms.

The teams distributed more than 500 hats, blankets and fresh sandwiches to locals evacuated to a temporary ‘Rest Centre’ at Westfield Church in Bridgewater and Burrowbridge.

Hurricane force winds at 100 mph battered parts of the country, adding to the chaos already caused by some of the worst flooding ever seen in the UK.

Somerset residents, were grateful for the generosity of the Blackburn teams, who had travelled more than five hours to assist the flood victim, the charity said.

International projects co-ordinator, Zubair Valimulla said “As storms and widespread flooding continue to spell despair for thousands across the UK, East Lancashire-based charity Al-Imdaad Foundation has been on the front-line helping people in the worst affected areas.

“One of the high ethos of Al-Imdaad Foundation is to assist humanity regardless of race, religion, creed or culture. Therefore we will never hesitate to offer help and support to anyone, because we care”.

Blackburn mayor Salim Mulla said: “The Al-Imdaad Foundation has done some fantastic work in Somerset.

“I think it is really important for Muslim people in the UK to not just help people in need overseas, but also to support people in our own country.”

To view live updates visit www.alimdaad.co.uk.

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4:19pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

This truly is showing the good side of the Muslim religion,/community, well done AIF UK, I've always argued the community needs to do more to interact with our community and this is a great way of showing it.
This truly is showing the good side of the Muslim religion,/community, well done AIF UK, I've always argued the community needs to do more to interact with our community and this is a great way of showing it. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 12

7:18pm Thu 20 Feb 14

the white witch says...

I take my hat off to these people, it just goes to show there is some kind humanitarian people out there willing to help others in need.
Well done to you and i`m sure the good people of the floods will willingly thank you whole heartedly
I take my hat off to these people, it just goes to show there is some kind humanitarian people out there willing to help others in need. Well done to you and i`m sure the good people of the floods will willingly thank you whole heartedly the white witch
  • Score: 9

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