Virginia Mosque to Host Free Drive-Thru Iftar (Ramadan Fast-Breaking Meal) for People of All Faiths

On Wednesday, May 13 at 7-8:00 PM ET Manassas Mosque will be hosting a Drive-Thru Iftar. Drive up to the mosque where volunteers will place the food in your car for contactless service. The meal is at NO COST to you. The meal will consist of rice, chicken kabobs, and chickpeas, provided by Afghan Famous Kabob restaurant in Gainesville, VA. Limited to 4 per vehicle.  The Mosque address is: 12950 Center Entrance CT, Manassas, VA 20109 CONTACT: Sajidah Arefian: 201-406-6947 Sadegh Nahidian: 703-881-8727

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Targeting Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Dar Al-Hijrah’s Drive-Thru Food Bank

With everything being forced to shut down in the past few weeks, organizations looking to provide charity have had to get creative. Dar Al-Hijrah, a mosque in Northern Virginia, has been able to provide food to its most vulnerable neighbors through outdoor drive-up/walk-up distributions, and volunteer deliveries.  The food drive takes place every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. (ET). In two weeks, volunteers delivered over 3,000 bags of fresh vegetables, chicken and bread. Since the initiative started, distributions have increased each week. Watch this video of the food drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAjcH62_XOc&feature=youtu.be Dar Al-Hijrah continues to make doorstep deliveries to neighbors in need and

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Seven-Year-Old Muslim Delivers 6K in Medical Gear to Virginia Hospital

With many of his family members on the front line as healthcare workers, Zohaib Begg, a seven year old from Virginia, felt the need to help. Knowing that medical equipment was in low supply, he went to hotels in Virginia to ask for their shower caps and left with caps, gloves and face masks. Click here to read more about Begg’s project.

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AR: Mosque Hands Out Free Gift Cards at Sam’s Club

A mosque in Arkansas sought to help people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis by handing out free Sam’s Club gift cards to impacted store patrons last weekend, according to KNWA/Fox 24, an Arkansas-based television station.  “If we can be the hub that people donate to and give to then we distribute these cards — I think we can make an impact and help a lot of people,” said Bilal Ziada, a member of the ICNWA, reportedly told Fox 24. Click here to read more about the mosque’s service to the Arkansas community at KNWA/Fox24.

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