PA Mosque Slates Haiti Fundraiser


UPPER DARBY -- Repeating an act of kindness exhibited in times of devastation nine years ago, the Masjid Al-Madinah mosque plans to hold a fundraiser Jan. 22 for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, similar to what it did for 9/11.

When congregants come to services today, they will be informed of a monetary collection that will be taken from 12:30-2 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the 6800 Ludlow St. facility.

“This is a human cause,” Abu Rahman, senior member of the mosque, said. “When people suffer, you help those who are suffering. Help the needy. Who has fallen, pick him up.”

Rahman likened the effort to that of the mosque’s younger members in 2001. A month after the attacks, youths between the ages of 5 and 22 sold hot dogs and pizza in front of the mosque to raise money for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. (More)

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Masjid Al-Madinah at 6800 Ludlow St. in Upper Darby will host a fundraiser for the Haiti earthquake victims from 12:30-2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22.

For more details, contact the mosque’s president, Kamal Rahman, at 610-356-9890 or Krahman@comcast.net.

 


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