As the Texan city of Houston suffers from the worst storm to hit the United States in 12 years, many Muslims are refusing to sit back and seek shelter until it passes.
Hundreds of Muslims, especially those belonging to the Ahmadiyya community, have gone the extra mile to help out those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Here are some Muslim relief efforts in Houston:
Muslim youth hit the streets to help out
According to The Independent, over 100 members from the nonprofit organizations Muslim Youth USA and Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association hit the streets of Houston to distribute food, water, and other supplies to those affected.
Some volunteers also moved around in boats to help out and make sure everyone is safe.
Muslim lawyer, activist, and spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Qasim Rashid, said that the groups mobilized their volunteers and prepared them even before the hurricane had struck.
The latter headed to the affected neighborhoods only two days after the storm first hit the city.
Volunteers from Islamic Relief USA also lent a helping hand and teamed up with the American Red Cross to set up a “mega shelter” in the Dallas Convention Center.