Concourse Village mosque serves as central hub for Twin Parks fire donations
A mosque in Concourse Village has stepped in to serve as the central hub for all donations to victims and families displaced by the Twin Parks fire.
Close to 200 Muslims gathered inside the Islamic Cultural Center on East 166th Street for Friday prayer. The service wrapped up a difficult week for the Muslim community that's still reeling over a deadly high-rise fire that claimed 17 lives, which included 8 children. However, a sense of renewed hope has come out of the tragedy for some New Yorkers and the community.
Donations across the city continue to pour in at the Islamic Cultural Center, with some rooms filled up from the floor to the ceiling.
It's at the center where victims' families can come and pick up whatever they're in need of. The mosque also extended the offer to any tenant in Twin Parks Northwest and displaced families.
The center said, except for clothing, that it will need all types of donations to continue to help families rebuild their lives.