Muslim group aims to make big impact with Tulsa projects

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Muslims4Mercy is working to help the women in the community.
  • They are opening a van to deliver food to homeless people each week.
  • They are also opening a restaurant that will employ refugee women who do not have work in the U.S.

A Muslim group in Tulsa is working to help the homeless and refugee women in the community.

Muslims4Mercy started a few months ago and aims to make a positive impact in the community.

Leaders say they are partnering with local restaurants starting in the fall to take out a “mercy on wheels” van that will deliver food to about 100 homeless people every week after Friday prayer.

The group also plans to open “Mercy Café,” a non-profit restaurant.

They say they eventually want to turn the restaurant into a for-profit restaurant.

The project is set to help women, especially refugee women who have come to the country and do not have a job right away.

Leaders say victims of domestic violence will also have a chance to be employed at the kitchen.

They hope the programs will have a large impact on Tulsa and send a message of love and support.

The group is also accepting donations to fill up their van to take to the Houston area Saturday to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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