“Volunteers from Islamic Relief USA and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, gathered 125,000 meals for families at Saturday’s event, which marked the end of Ramadan night.
Volunteers from Islamic Relief USA and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, gathered 125,000 meals for families at Saturday’s event, which marked the final evening of Ramadan.
More than 400 people – including children standing on buckets to get to the tables – showed up at the high school on Saturday night to help people in the area and beyond.
Towards the end of the 2 1/2 hour event volunteer Asir Ahmad reported WTOP News Partner NBC Washington“I feel hungry and thirsty, like everyone else, but the energy of helping and helping people – it just overcomes it.”
“The holy month of Ramadan for Muslims is a time of sacrifice and generosity, a time when we unite to improve the human condition,” said Sharif Ali, chief executive of Islamic Relief USA, in a press release. “By working together on racial, religious and gender grounds, we can solve some of the world’s biggest problems.”
“We are very excited to work with Islamic Relief USA again. Their work around the world is inspiring, and being part of it again is an important and fun opportunity for our students, ”said Rev. Richmond Jones, assistant chaplain of Episcopal High School.
Ahmad added: ‘Islam is unity, and it only shows that here, in this small community, we are all united for one thing.’”
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