UK Mosques Open Doors To Homeless As Temperatures Plunge

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An Irish mosque has come to the rescue of homeless people in Dublin by opening its doors as the Beast of the East batters the nation.

Clonskeagh Mosque, also known as the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, is inviting those who need a place to stay to come and take shelter.

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The mosque will also be offering sleeping bags and warm meals as part of their care in the community.

Summayah Kenna, Head of Community Welfare Department with the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, said they are working closely with Dublin City Council and homeless organisations to be able to provide the service.

‘We will have a security team on duty at night, and maintenance teams have been alerted to make sure there is sufficient heating in the building, especially late at night’, she told 98fm.

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The mosque will be open until March 4 for rough sleepers(Picture: PA)

Rough sleepers will be able to get vouchers which will get them two warm meals a day.

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The events hall will be open to anybody who needs it until March 4.

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This is not the first time the mosque has been open to those in need.

When Storm Ophelia hit in November last year it was used for shelter.

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Source : http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/02/mosque-opens-its-doors-to-homeless-to-escape-heavy-snow-7357006/

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