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Volunteers needed to pack, ship medical supplies to Syrian refugees

Volunteers are needed to help pack supplies to send to refugees leaving Syria (Source: Tucson New Now). Volunteers are needed to help pack supplies to send to refugees leaving Syria (Source: Tucson New Now).
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It's been a project months in the making, but medical supplies packed in Tucson are set to aid Syrian refugees.

Dozens of volunteers from the Islamic Center of Tucson spent hours inside the Tucson Expo Center near Irvington and I-10 sorting medical supply donations and packing them on pallets.

Taha Hasan, a board member with the ICT, said it's a partnership between the mosque and the nonprofit Helping Hands for Relief and Development.

Hasan said on Sunday, April 9, it's not a direct response to the chemical attack last week.

“There’s a lot of injustice against Syrian people and it’s been going on for many many years, not just months. So we hope we can provide a little bit of ease in their pain and suffering,” Hasan said.

Right now, he's in need of more volunteers to help sort and pack items Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 11.

The pallets are set to ship out Wednesday, April 12. Hasan is not sure when the supplies will reach Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Macedonia.

If you're interested in volunteering or for more information, call 480-785-6777.

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