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Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

This message comes to you on the behalf of the refugee service providers dedicated to ensuring refugees and their families are taken care of and given the opportunity to be successful in this life and the hereafter.

To properly serve them, we need to understand their journey. Let’s discuss the experience of one of these families. One night the home of Mr. and Mrs. N and her family of eight were joined by intruders with the most malicious of intentions. Mr. N was bound and forced to endure painful amputation at the hands of these intruders. Screaming ensued, blood flowed and Mrs. N could only watch helplessly as her children were forced to witness such gruesome actions. To this day, her daughter still wakes from her sleep in fear of the events that occurred that night, she can do nothing but replay the brutal treatment her father received. With tears in her eyes, Mrs. N’s daughter explained: “I cannot sleep thinking of how they cut my father's arm off”.

Alhamdulilah, many of us cannot begin to imagine the pain that refugees across the world must endure. We cannot rewrite the experiences of the past, but we can work to make certain that these people collect the most basic of necessities. They are now in our community, and because of it, we are faced with a great opportunity.

What we need from you:

Interested volunteers can sign up using this link:


Transportation: Arriving in this country having a vehicle for transportation is a necessity. We cannot expect jobs, or growth if they cannot get to where they are trying to go. Volunteers are needed to help pick up and drop off refugees for groceries, interviews, apartment set-ups, etc.

Translation: We need individuals ready to translate Arabic, Pashto, Dari, and more. Translation is key when assisting resettled families with applications, enrollments, and other paperwork.

Donations: Your financial support is always appreciated, these funds would go towards logistical costs and direct aid to the families.

Donations can be made using Zelle/Venmo, Refugee Fund should be listed in the payment description. Eligible for Zakath and Sadaqa.

Venmo: @ICNEF


Upcoming events: 3/26/2022: Baymeadows Islamic Center Meet and Greet for refugee families and volunteers

Contact information: Rakshinda Fiaz: (904) 534-3370 /Munazza Ahmed: (607) 232-3906 /Batul Fatima: (904) 866-2162

The Prophet, upon be peace said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity”

Let us attempt to earn this shade.

Jazakallah Khair

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