(CNN)As flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey drives thousands of people from their homes across southeast Texas, more and more houses of worship are opening their doors to evacuees.
At least four Houston-area mosques, all affiliated with the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, are currently serving as 24-hour shelters.
“Mosques are open for everybody … and we’re treating everyone as VIP guests,” M.J. Khan, the Islamic Society’s president, told CNN Thursday.
One of the mosques being used as a shelter is the Brand Lane Islamic Center in Stafford, in suburban southwest Houston.
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