Surviving Winter

Surviving
Winter

Keep them warm, keep them alive

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How you can help

$80 can provide a whole family of seven with thermal blankets to keep them warm on winter nights.

$150 can equip a family with the warm clothes they need to survive winter.

$200 can keep a family tent warm with a stove and winter fuel for a whole month.

$440 can provide a family with enough food to last them for a month as well as blankets, rainproof plastic sheets, a safe stove, winter fuel and warm clothing.

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Don't Leave Them Out in the Cold

‘On the authority of Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri (ra) that the Prophet (saw) said, “The winter is the spring of the believer” (Ahmad)

This winter, families will be facing the cold season without the shelter of a proper home, the protection of warm clothes and blankets, or the sustenance of nutritious food. As if the daily struggle to survive a disaster and grinding poverty is not enough, they now face the onslaught of winter.

When temperatures drop below zero, the most vulnerable will be at risk of serious illness and even death. They will be relying on the generosity of someone like you to keep them warm and safe. The reality is, that without your help they may not survive. Whether it’s refugees in flimsy tents or rough sleepers on the streets, your donations will be a lifeline for thousands of people.

The basic items that we take for granted every winter can be life-savers for families at the mercy of the elements. A simple stove and some winter fuel can keep a refugee tent warm during the long cold nights, nutritious food can give an already malnourished child the strength their little body needs to fight the cold and a shelter kit can protect a vulnerable family from bitter winds and torrential rain.

We will be distributing emergency relief throughout the winter months. ‘On the authority of Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri (ra) that the Prophet (saw) said, “The winter is the spring of the believer” (Ahmad). In this season which allows us the extra special opportunity to focus on our ibadah, give your Sadaqah to help those in need.

Taiba's daily fight for survival

Taiba is a widow with 5 children. She used to run a business with her husband in the Golan Heights, Syria.

When the war first began, they would hear news of the conflict in other parts of Syria and they thought they could sometimes hear bombs in the distance, but they never thought it would impact them.

Struggling through the winter alone

One day, her husband went out to buy bread in a different village and he went missing. To this day she has no idea what happened to him.

For the safety of her children, especially her vulnerable daughters, she was forced to flee Syria.

Keep Taiba and her family warm and alive this winter

Now Taiba is the sole guardian of 5 young children, all of whom are dependants on charity for the most basic supplies, like coats to protect them from the freezing snow, and a stove to warm the tent they now call home.

Without nutritious food, thick blankets, and winter clothes to shield them from the bitter cold, her children will become seriously ill this winter.

Keep us warm

Keep us alive

 
Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).