Dawoodi Bohras in Minneapolis recognized an acute shortage of face masks for healthcare professionals who are at the forefront of addressing the CoVid 19 pandemic. To address this need, an initiative was undertaken by a local group of Minneapolis Dawoodi Bohra women to sew face masks for doctors and other healthcare workers. Around 200 hand sewn face masks were quickly sewn and donated to healthcare professionals at Health Partners and Park Nicollet Clinics and Hospitals.
Many of the Dawoodi Bohras in Minneapolis had in the past, themselves, received health care services at The Methodist Hospital and other clinics in its system. Thus, when the community heard that Health Partners was accepting hand sewn face masks, the choice to donate was an easy one. One sewist from the group commented, “It was vital for us to assist Health Partners who are helping our communities during this pandemic!”
“Thank you so much for helping our colleagues and patients. We are so appreciative of you and everyone at your organization for helping our community.”
Health Partners accepted the hand sewn face masks donation. Community members were also provided the opportunity to extend their appreciation to healthcare professionals combating the covid-19 pandemic. Dawoodi Bohras of Minneapolis were excited to meet the real life heroes. They appreciated all their efforts and sacrifices made during the covid-19 pandemic. Upon receiving the masks, Marina Olson of Healtchare Partners graciously added, “Thank you so much for helping our colleagues and patients. We are so appreciative of you and everyone at your organization for helping our community. ”
Worldwide, the Dawoodi Bohras have mobilized to provide forms of relief to those impacted by the CoVid-19 crisis. His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the leader of the global Dawoodi Bohras community, has encouraged members to help by whatever means possible. One such effort involves members of local Bohra communities (such as in New Jersey and Austin) sewing masks for frontline workers in their area, contributing to the effort to help contain the spread of infection. A new video by the Dawoodi Bohras also highlights the community’s international CoVid-related efforts.