29 May 2020
The Solihull Muslim Network is offering a lifeline to the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis.
When the impact of the crisis began to take a toll on local residents, community groups from across Solihull united to respond. Representatives of The Hub community centre, The Olton Project and the Solihull Islamic Education Academy are working together as the Solihull Muslim Network to reach those in need.
Since the relief project was launched in March, the Network have delivered hundreds of food parcels to some of the most vulnerable residents in and around Solihull, including refugees, victims of domestic abuse and elderly residents left isolated by the outbreak.
Councillor Shahin Ashraf said "There is a real community feeling, a real sense of solidarity and togetherness. The biggest thing is how Silhillians have come to support, whether it's clapping in the road or giving their time or their donations."
Over the period of Ramadan and beyond, Muslims in Solihull have found new ways to connect, celebrate and give back to the community.
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