Preston Muslim group Preston to Places have done their bit to help those hit by the devastating effects of Storm Desmond over the weekend.Advertisement
The significant flooding the storm caused left homes without power and prevented trains from travelling any further north than Preston.
Preston to Places put an appeal out on December 6 with a view to getting supplies delivered today. Their appeal has had a great response on social media.
Well done #preston – once again another successful appeal. Great response! #CumbriaFloods – pic.twitter.com/898hVWlMSL
— PrestonToPlaces (@prestontoplaces) December 8, 2015
Councils in Cumbria requested blankets, duvets, toiletries and other essentials to help those that have had their lives rocked by the floods.
Ilyas Esmail is one of those who helped to organise the appeal and deliver the donations.
Speaking to The Bee, he said: “One of the things that we’re taught as Muslims is to help each other, it’s not just Muslims it’s humanity, we help each other.
“We see disasters around the world and go and help, but when you’ve got disasters on your doorstep, they need our help as well and that’s our first priority. We’re all human beings at the end of the day and we should help each other”.