The Ismaili Jamatkhana opened its doors to the community when Houston needed it the most

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) — The Ismaili Jamatkhana opened its doors to the community when Houston needed it the most.

“It’s really about how you take a space that enriches the lives and the quality of life of the community around it,” Omar Samji said.

That’s exactly what the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center has done in Sugar Land. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, 2,500 volunteers turned the center into a pivotal hub for the city.  It fueled recovery efforts and comforted a community in need.

“Then, in the days after Harvey was a supply drive center, a food drive center. It really became a place that’s central within the Sugar Land area,” Samji said.

Click the link below to watch ABC13 Eyewitness News video report

https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5233975

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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