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Markaz-Ul-Islam hosts Community Kindness Drive tomorrow

By on February 5, 2021 0 1146 Views

Markaz-Ul-Islam of Fort McMurray is preparing to host the Community Kindness Drive to provide free food hampers to residents needing support during COVID-19 on February 6. 

The public can come to the Islamic Centre of Fort McMurray at 109 Abraham Place to pick up a hamper of non-perishable food items from noon to 3 p.m. Volunteers will be braving the frigid temperatures on-location to load hampers in the parking lot, following the current Alberta Health guidelines to ensure the public’s safety.

Seniors or residents without a vehicle can contact Markaz-Ul-Islam directly to have a hamper delivered while quantities last.

For the last two years, the Islamic Centre of Fort McMurray and Islamic Relief Canada have collaborated to offer the free food hamper program. Islamic Relief works with Canadian communities to provide emergency aid when disasters occur. 

Locally, the joint-partnership further supports social profit organizations like Waypoints, the Centre of Hope and the Salvation Army.

“This community has been nothing but great to us and it’s our duty to invest back into it,” said Mohammed Tarrabin, Vice President of Community Affairs for Markaz-Ul-Islam.

“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”

Hampers will also be donated to local shelters and to residents in need who are self-isolating. 

To arrange a hamper delivery, please contact Markaz-Ul-Islam of Fort McMurray by email at contact@markazulislam.com or by phone at 780-791-1602.

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Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine and Your McMurray Magazine. She has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry since residing in Fort McMurray in 2007.

Her passion is writing poetry and puts it at the forefront of the community through her volunteer work as the President of NorthWord Magazine. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first, which includes her husband Ryan and their three children, Landon, Dawson and Tessa.