Windsor: The Windsor Islamic Council has raised more than $400,000 in two weeks as part of their effort to assist humanitarian efforts fighting drought and famine in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
“This donation came about [because of] the drought in East Africa,” said vice-chair of the Council, Abdullahi Cisman. “As a community we come to the conclusion that the best way possible is actually to get together and raise funds to help the people who need in East Africa.”
“We certainly reached beyond our goal,” added Cisman — noting the council doubled their original fundraising goal of $200,000 over two weeks.
“Locally or abroad, Windsor Islamic Council has always stepped forward,” said Islamic Relief Canada’s head of fund development, Mahmoud Qasim.
“The community here is extremely generous and we’re thankful for that.”