MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — UNICEF estimates that more than three million children are suffering in Somalia’s famine. Various relief efforts are underway in Minneapolis, which is home to the largest Somali immigrant community in the United States.
Community leader Abdirizak Bihi said people are giving what they can.READ MORE: ATF Offers $5,000 Reward For Info Leading To Minneapolis Church Arsonist
“I know people who came to me and [told] me that they don’t have money, but they could contribute $5 or clothes or shoes or what they can do,” he said.READ MORE: Public’s Help Requested After Car Stolen With 5-Month-Old Dog Inside; Both May Be In St. Paul Area
Fundraisers are being held through the weekend at the Safari Banquet Center in Minneapolis and the general public can send donations to the American Refugee Committee.MORE NEWS: Bloomington Police: Arrest Made After Reports Of A Body Being Dragged To Dumpster
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports