Salt Lake City Muslim and Jewish communities help refugees during the holidays

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Hundreds of Utah's Refugee families will get a special holiday gift from Salt Lake City's Muslim and Jewish communities.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Hundreds of Utah's Refugee families will get a special holiday gift from Salt Lake City's Muslim and Jewish communities.

For 20 years the National Council of Jewish Women leadership, members and friends of Utah's Jewish and Muslim communities have served less fortunate in our community during the Christmas holiday.  They call it Shalom, Salaam, Tikkun Olam: meaning Peace in both Hebrew and Arabic.

Volunteers are at it again this year, delivering 1600 boxes to hundreds of families in Salt Lake City.

Monday morning they sorted and packed the boxes and on Tuesday they will be delivered.

It is an opportunity for Utah's Jewish and Muslim communities to help out their community during a Christian holiday they do not celebrate.

Samah Safilluah is one of the volunteers who continues to serve, she said, "Since we don't celebrate Christmas, it's the best time for us to help out people who do celebrate and if they don't celebrate we are coming together."

Donations are still needed, if you would like to help click the link on this page.
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