Volunteers help build house, clean waterways

A group of Ismaili-Muslims volunteered their time recently to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Richmond and clean up the waterways at Minoru Park. 

On Sept.26, more than a dozen volunteers came together at the Habitat for Humanity build site on Ash Street to assist with clearing and preparing the roofing and other activities for the future families of these homes.  

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The next day, volunteers of all ages converged at Minoru Park for a shoreline cleanup, collecting several bags of trash.  

“Though things looked a little bit different during this global pandemic, as a community it was critical, that giving back to those in need still continued and our partner organization were incredibly grateful,” explained Shelina Dilgir, spokesperson for the Ismaili Council for British Columbia.  

This is the fourth year Ismaili Muslims across Canada volunteered for a wide variety of projects as part of the Ismaili Civic initiative.

Ismaili Civic activities across the nation include tree-planting, donating blood, caring for seniors, tutoring students, collecting food hampers and supporting children’s mental health.

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