Earlier this Tuesday, 1,000 different low-income families in Washington D.C. were treated to free Thanksgiving turkeys and meals thanks to a local Islamic-centered nonprofit.

Islamic Relief USA is an organization that provides empowerment, resources, and aid to communities in over 50 countries around the world, including the United States. Together with the American Third Pillar Charities, the Muslim volunteers hosted the annual giveaway at the Deanwood Recreational Center in the nation’s capital.

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“The community was incredibly warm and grateful for the service,” read one of the website’s blog posts. “The event was about more than turkeys — it was about community.”

This was the third year that B.C. Dodge, a U.S. Military Veteran and New Media Specialist with Islamic Relief USA participated in the thanksgiving meal donation.

“It is important to participate in programs of this nature because hunger can’t read a calendar and poverty knows no faith, As Muslims, we are taught to help those who have less.”

Let’s Be Grateful For Kindness: Click To Share With Your FriendsPhotos by Islamic Relief USA

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