Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was the Keynote Speaker at The Daily Record’s Women’s Leadership Summit which convened Top 100 Women, Leading Women and Maryland’s network of women professionals focusing on advancing community involvement and giving back to the community. Mayor Catherine Pugh reminded us that, "We have a responsibility to our homeless population. We must ask ourselves, "What would we want if we were homeless?" In order to eradicate their homelessness we cannot just provide shelter. Freedom of movement past the shelter time frames in addition to the ability to be contacted, makes having an address a essential component of obtaining work. "When we help the least of us it helps all of us". As the Founder and Executive Director, Muslimat Al Nisaa Shelter was established over 30 years ago in recognition of everything which the Mayor has stated. Something else which Mayor Pugh said was, “I see things from the perspective of a business person, but at the same time I bring a human touch to that,” therefore don't simply bring her a problem but rather bring forth a solution.
Again, I absolutely agree. For every time that I receive a call for shelter from all across the United States I am painfully reminded that the problem of homelessness exists. Therefore I extend a humble message to you, my over four thousand Facebook 'friends'. In terms of homeless Muslim women and children in America, there is no need to reiterate the problem. Instead, do become proactively involved and 'DONATE TO THIS SOLUTION' Jazakallahu khairun. www.mnisaashelter.org