2014 Udhiyah Distribution Gets Underway
Alhumdulillah, 400 pounds of meat was distributed by ICNA Relief Georgia in partnership with Masjid Al Islam and Masjid Al Momanoon in downtown Atlanta and the Braves Stadium neighborhood. Imam Farquan of Masjid Al Momanoon can be seen below striking a pose. He along with Sr. Naiema Abdullah Of Masjid Al Islam and Sr. Quran, principal of Muhammad School, a helped distribute meat on Monday Oct 5th. Jazakullah Khairan!
This year ICNA Relief GA were able to distribute Qurbani/Udhiyah meat to more than 600 needy and refugee families in and around of Metro Atlanta. They collected and distributed more than 5000 lbs. of meat.
ICNA Relief Massachusetts' Udhiyah Distribution was a huge success, alhumdilillah!
ICNA Relief South Florida is holding its annual Udhiyah/Qurbani collection and distribution for Eid al Adha 2014. Br. Raa'id Khan, Director of Community Development in South Florida, spearheaded the project this year locally. All together, over 1000 pounds of meat across Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade Counties were collected. The meat was packaged into 200 five pound bags and distributed across South Florida for individuals and families in need. Thank you to all the masajid that took part locally and special thank you to Deshi Bazar for their support and help during this year's Udhiyah campaign.
*Pictures taken at Deshi Bazar while packaging meat.
ICNA Relief New York received the most requests for Qurbanis totaling over 345 animals, which took place in two slaughter houses -- one in New York and one in Connecticut.
Distribution of the meat was carried out in various locations in New York City. In Brooklyn, 70 Bags equaling 350 lbs. of meat were given away outside the MAS (Muslim American Society) Youth Center. Another 50 bags, or 250 lbs of meat, were distributed near Masjid Omar in Brighton Beach. Eighty bags totaling 550 lbs. of meat were given away at the site of ICNA's Brooklyn Youth Center, while 900 lbs. of meat were given away nearby at Makki Masjid. Alhumdulillah, almost 400 bags of meat were distributed in the Bronx at masjids Tauba, Rushdie and Rahma.
ICNA Relief Arizona delivered Udhiyah meat to almost 80 families in Glendale and Chandler many of them refugees from Somalia and Eritrea. Each family received five to seven pounds of meat. Jazakullah Khairan to all the donors who dropped off 1/3 of their own Qurbani meat to benefit refugees.
Along with a Udhiyah meat distribution, ICNA Relief Chicago also held a toy giveway this year.