Helping others help themselves
Wiping away the needy’s tears throughout the years!
I am Imam Hassan A. Amin founded of Muslim Social Services Agency (MSSA). MSSA was first established in 2003. It is the oldest Muslim social services organization in the State of Maryland and perhaps in America. Over the years we have helped over 10,000 low income, poor and homeless families, elderly and individuals to improve upon their quality of life. During the recent rioting, burning and looting in Baltimore City we provided or partnered with national organizations to provide needed items to over 400 elderly and 350 homeless individuals negatively impacted by the 2015 Baltimore upraising. Throughout our years of service MSSA has received numerous City of Baltimore and State of Maryland awards, recognition and citations for its helping of others with some of the following challenges: eviction prevention, homelessness prevention, job training/referral services, prisoner reentry, food purchases, purchase of diapers, providing hot meals, blankets and addressing the multiple issues surrounding domestic violence and homelessness. Our organization exists by the will of Allah and is100% donation driven. We need your donations in order to help many more in need and to pay other expenses associated with caring for others, inshaAllah.
We are not afraid to bring about positive change to events negatively impacting the Baltimore City community!
The next morning, after the rioting, looting and burning of Baltimore City, MSSA’s representatives were on the streets cleaning up!
For every difficulty there is relief!
The impact of your donations will help bring about a great and positive change in the life of those who are poor and homeless. The donations that you give will provide food, clothing, a warm place to stay, diapers, toilet paper, etc. to those who do not have the means to pay for the above items.
A man came to one of our resources and services events and had his blood pressure checked. The nurse said, “Sir, your blood pressure is dangerously high and we need to get you immediately to a hospital.” The man immediately when to the hospital where he was treated for his life threatening high blood pressure!
A woman and her children came to one of our events to get free healthcare screening for herself and her children, because she could not afford healthcare insurance. While receiving free healthcare screening she found out that one of the healthcare providers, at the event, had a healthcare plan based on a sliding scale, the less income one has the less one would have to pay for healthcare insurance. The woman was so happy to hear the news that she could now afford healthcare coverage for herself and her children.
Similarly, a man was walking by our event and only had bus fare in his pocket and he was hungry. His choice was to spend the bus fare on food and walk home or take the bus and be hungry. So, he stop into our event, received free gifts, a hot meal, free healthcare screening and caught the bus with a full belly!
Help us assist and empower others!
We have a twelve year history of helping and providing for others in need. The donations received will help us to continue serving the needy and providing career training and job referral to those experiencing employment challenges.
A few dollars go a long way!
Guess what a few donated dollars will buy? $10. provides one meal for a family of three $20. feeds a family of three for one day, $30. feeds a family of three and help purchase thrift store clothing, $40. feeds a family of three, purchase thrift store clothing and toiletries, $50. will help this same family with surviving additional days!
Let me take a moment to share my pain with you!
Recently, I had a sister come to MSSA needing a job, help with around $9,000.00 in medical bills, needed help with eviction prevention, food and other expenses. MSSA was able to assist her with some of her immediate needs, but we had to refer her to other (non Muslims) agencies that could afford to assist her with her long term and ongoing needs. We thank Allah for the existence and aid that these agencies can afford to provide to all in need. But, it so pained me as a Muslim and Imam that I had to refer her outside of the Muslim community, for the basic help that she needed, inshaAllah. We could not help this Muslim sister because we lacked the funding in order to assist her. Please help MSSA not have to turn another Muslim away from being helped by Muslims! Matter of fact, please help MSSA not have to turn anyone in need, regardless of their religious affiliation, gender, race or nationality, inshaAllah.
You can help MSSA by:
- Visiting MSSA’s website at: www.muslimsocialservicesagency.org and making a donation
- Reaching out to friends, family, coworkers and asking them to donate to MSSA.
- Share this campaign on social media and make it a topic of discuss.
- Post on social media a challenge to others to equal or top each others donations to MSSA.
Again, please encourage your local and worldwide friends and family members to visit our website. Also, donate here at LaunchGood and use the LaunchGood sharing tools above, thank you!