CHARLOTTETOWN – Dozens of people gathered at the Masjid Dar As-Salam mosque in Charlottetown Saturday, March 9, as the Muslim society offered a program to help refugees draw up wills for free, CBC reported.
“All of the families here are coming to us and asking, ‘Hey, how do we prepare our will, how do we protect our kids, how do we protect ourselves?’” Alhadi Abusneena, the president of the Muslim Society of P.E.I., said.
“You know their situation, they are refugees and all the people, they must help each other.”
As many refugees face language barriers and cannot afford legal fees to draw up a will, the Muslim society partnered with Danny Tweel, a Charlottetown lawyer, to do the service for free.
“They have come with limited means and resources, but it was important, he felt, that they have some instruction and understanding of preparing wills,” he said.
“We have the wills, they’ve been distributed and they’ve developed their schedules so what we’ll be doing is witnessing them and proving the wills,” Tweel said.