❗️Harvey Relief❗️Hopped back on the Uhaul truck with my Nation of Islam brothers to go into the Northeast Houston trenches to deliver supplies to those in need. This particular area was hit real hard and people said we were the first group to come through to provide any assistance as they start rebuilding their lives and devastated homes. The debris is high but we’re striving to bringing an even HIGHER SPIRIT of upliftment and hope. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan instructed us to help as many as we can and weeks later we’re still striving to do just that. [📸: @ericrmuhammad]
On Saturday, September 30th, Muhammad Mosque No. 45 and Queendom Come, Inc. of Houston, Texas hosted “Hip Hop Healing After Harvey, a relief effort for one of many communities effected by Hurricane Harvey. This effort was sponsored by T.I. and Russell Simmons, and their desire was to serve the women, especially single mothers and their children. Below is the video footage of that day that involved multiple groups of volunteers, other Hip Hop artists, spiritual leaders and trauma professionals that came together as one! The expression of LOVE and SERVICE ran deep. The work is far from over, but we are emboldened and fueled to keep going! A special thank you to Wendi J. Turner and her organization Hope Over Hurt, the National Black United Front, Deric Muhammad, the members of Philly Journey To Houston who also brought donations and volunteered their time to serve. #HoustonStrong
(Photos also by H2H Magazine, Queedom Come, Inc. & Eric Muhammad)
The Nation of Islam-Muhammad Mosque No. 45 & Queendom Come Inc. Presents, “Hip Hop Healing After Harvey.” This is a Women’s Relief Event, sponsored by Rapper T.I. and Russell Simmons. We will service Women and children affected by the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Please join us this Saturday, as we work together help our communities heal.
Site Event Workers
and General Volunteers
Thank you in advance,
The Queen Team
❗️MOBILE ACTION❗️Back Out Rolling in Northeast Houston Area!! Nation of Islam’s Muhammad Mosque No. 45 #HarveyRelief efforts continue! Thank you to everyone who has donated. We are striving to follow the instructions of The Honorable Minister @louisfarrakhan to help as many as we can!!! #NationOfIslam #HurricaneHarvey #help #giveback
❗️MOBILE ACTION❗️Rolling in Northeast Houston Area!! Nation of Islam’s Muhammad Mosque No. 45 #HarveyRelief efforts continue! Thank you to everyone who has donated. We are striving to follow the instructions of The Honorable Minister @louisfarrakhan to help as many as we can!!! #NationOfIslam #HurricaneHarvey #help #giveback
During yesterday’s #HarveyRelief Uhaul distribution in Northeast Houston, this Hispanic brother got so excited when he saw the brothers of the Nation of Islam. He walked up to the Uhaul and said, “My man, FARRAKHAN!” His family’s home was devastated by the floodwaters and they lost multiple cars that are parked on the grass next to the piles of debris sitting on the curb. He said we were the first group to come by to see about the people in that area and to bring any supplies. He kept giving us multiple hugs, kept telling his relatives who we are and said “thank you” more than we could count. This is why we are striving to follow the instructions of The Honorable Minister @louisfarrakhan to serve as many people as we can no matter who they are. We do it for The Cause, not the applause. The work is far from over. Thank you to everyone who has donated and continues to donate to ensure we stay in the streets serving the people. All Praise is Due to Allah.🙏🏾💯 #NationOfIslam #Farrakhan #HurricaneHarvey #HoUSton #HoustonTx #unity
(Source: FinalCall.com) Hurricane Harvey unleashed unprecedented rain, causing massive damage in just a three-day span, but the worst was yet to come for Lone Star State.
The terrible Texas storm system began as a tropical wave east of Barbados in the Caribbean gathered strength in the southern area of the Gulf of Mexico and then it struck.
It stalled over Houston for about 24 hours as a Category 3 Hurricane before hitting landfall, and then Aug. 25, Harvey was upgraded to a Category 4 and pummeled the city of Rockport, Texas with 130 mph winds.
Eight people died, according to reports, as Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of rain on Houston and other parts of the state and region. Meteorologists predicted rainfall would reach 50 inches or higher at Final Call presstime.
“You have to keep in mind that flooding is not abnormal in the Houston area, but this storm lingered over this area for so long that it spawned tornadoes that impacted parts of Missouri City and the surrounding areas, and the flooding that came, dropping gallons and gallons of rain,” said Jeffrey Boney, councilman-elect of Missouri City, Texas’ District B and associate editor of the Houston Forward Times.
In three days, Houston received the amount of rain it typically gets in a year and Harvey visited Austin, San Antonio, Central Texas, and moved further northeast and to the east, he stated.
“It was surreal in a couple of instances, just thinking about where do you go? But you have no other place to go but back home and sit put and wait it out and pray and hope for the best,” Mr. Boney told The Final Call.
“What makes this unprecedented is that it is not a 100 year, 500 year, but a 1,000-year flood event, which is to say that it is unprecedented because it goes beyond any records that have been measured in modern times,” said Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad, an urban planner, environmental consultant, and Nation of Islam student minister for the Southwest Region. He is based in Houston.
Harvey’s devastating floods poured into the nation’s fourth-largest city and rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.