Al Salam Alikum My Very Dear Community Members,
As this year draws to an end, I would like to Thank you for you support to our Foundation. Without the BLESSINGS of Allah and YOUR help, our mosque and Islamic school would not be where they are today. You are Awesome!
Also, I would like to thank you for taking up the challenge last Friday. We had by far the largest donation day, with no official fundraising, since the new board took charge. Donations collected were $7915.27. That was SIX times our normal collection on a regular Friaday. I would also like to give a special thank you to my very dear brother, Dr. Wael Bakdash, for helping out in holding the donation box. By the way, dr. Bakdash is the one that stands by the door, holds the donation box, and makes you donate, even if you don’t want to, just in case you are wondering who I am talking about:).
If you have made a pledge in 2013 and if you like to put off things till the last minute like myself, you still have time to fulfill your promise to the Foundation. As long as your check is dated in 2013, we will still count it for this tax year.
Finally, I would like to remind you of the many, many less fortunate humans all over the world. Humans are suffering in Syria, Palastine, Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and the list goes on and on. Please support them financially, or at least remember them in your prayers. You never know! You might be the person that Allah will answer to.
May Allah bless you, your family and our community with righteousness, health, and wealth. Please pray for us and forgive our shortcomings and remember that we are volunteers TRYING to do good for the community. Love and Peace!