Bab Ul Hawajj Islamic Centre of Calgary reaches out to Syrian refugees583 views
Bab Ul Hawajj Islamic Centre of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Naweed Syed and Hassan Nawab along with an army of volunteers collected and distributed household items for the Syrian refugee families that recently arrived in Calgary over two months ago.
Speaking with Dr. Naweed Syed and Hassan Nawab, they were saying:
“We are truly thankful for all the support and amount of donations that various communities and volunteers which came and reached out to us for such a noble cause. All we wanted was to help these new families and get them started with a new life, a new chapter”
Dr. Syed also mentioned:
“These donations are not bound by any community or religion only, this is strictly for humanity…we are all in this together.”
A Press Release was released on March, 23rd, 2016 to various community associations and members advising them to donate their personal belongings to the Syrian refugee families, the efforts of Bab Ul Hawajj’s donations are in order to help them start out a new life.
This is the following Press Release
March 23, 2016
Bab Ul Hawaij Islamic Centre of Calgary today announced that they will hand over a truck load of household electronics, furniture, toys, bicycles, car seats for babies, strollers, kitchen utensils, stationary, gift cards for groceries, clothes, and shoes to the war torn Syrian Refugees in Calgary. The Handing over will take place on Sunday March 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM at #404, 4656 Westwinds Drive NE, Calgary, AB T3J 3Z5.
Spring has already arrived and yet there does not seem to be an end in sight for those who are suffering the Fall of the so called Arab Spring. Cities have been destroyed, streets abandoned, houses demolished, millions killed or injured – even larger numbers have become homeless and displaced. The world is struggling to cope with those who have fled war torn areas in Iraq, Yemen and Syria – to name a few countries. The impact of this so-called “Arab Spring” has left a scar on our human conscious, which will take generations to heal. The world economy is already in turmoil and all superpowers are struggling to put out the fires.
Canadians, being the gracious nation that we are, accepted 25,000 refugees from Syria and the entire nation joined hands to welcome these newcomers. Although the refugees are now safe here in Canada – they are nevertheless in dire need of food, housing, clothing and other household goods. Many NGOs and government assisted organization are stepping up to help the refugees but our struggling Alberta economy has made it very difficult for public at large to contribute generously to meet their needs. Recognizing the plight of the Syrian children, Bab Ul Hawaij Islamic Centre of Calgary has embarked on a tremendous campaign to raise funds for their new Canadian guests. A week long donations and goods collection campaign is underway and all collected items – ranging from winter clothing to bikes, toys, furniture, appliances, non-perishable food items, grocery gift cards, utensils, crockery, etc. are being collected. All collected items will be delivered this coming Sunday, March 29, 2016, during a ceremony to be held at 1 PM at the Bab Ul Hawaij Islamic Center of Calgary (#404, 4656 Westwinds Drive NE, Calgary, AB, T3J 3Z5). The members of Bab Ul Hawaij, specially the youth, welcome people of all denominations and walks of life to join them at this goods handover ceremony. Team leaders will be available for interviews and question and answers. Refreshments will be served.
The following pictures were taken at Bab Ul Hawajj Islamic Centre showing the amount of donations which were given by the community for the Syrian families.