Syrian refugee's falafel shop spreads kindness, offers free food after Tornado

Orient Net 2020-03-05 09:38:00

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Yassin's Falafel House organized volunteers and traveled to Nashville to prepare and deliver food for people in shelters and first responders.

Yassin's Falafel House, a community doesn't stop at the border of a city. It extends beyond borders and no matter where a person may be, it's never impossible to help them.

After deadly tornadoes swept through Middle Tennessee and downtown Nashville, Yassin organized volunteers to travel there and help out after the devastation. There, they partnered with local organizations to cook and deliver food for over 200 people in shelters and for first responders, according to a post on Yassin's Falafel House Facebook page.

He worked alongside the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, Murfreesboro Muslim Youth and several others.

Yassin's Falafel House also started a fundraiser to build a relief kitchen in Nashville for displaced people and workers trying to clean up after the storms. By Wednesday afternoon, the restaurant raised around $4,400.

After finishing with their final delivery Tuesday night, Yassin's Falafel House posted pictures of Yassin alongside the workers he traveled to Nashville with and the people he helped feed in the city.

Wednesday afternoon, they said their goal was to serve lunch for 200 people.

In January, Yassin Terou, the owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, Tenn., told ABC News's "Good Morning America" that his restaurant made the decision in order to help the surrounding community.

Yassin Terou, the owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, immigrated to the US from Syria in 2011.

Based on 10 News