As many of you may have heard, there were a series of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, with up to 750 victims (249 dead, 500 injured, including children). While many survived the attacks, many are counted among the dead, including Muslims.
To help victims pick up the pieces, Muppies member Hisham Mabrook is collaborating with Muppies, Muslim Aid USA, and LaunchGood to raise funds. Please share and support this effort: https://www.launchgood.com/srilanka
All funds will be held in escrow by Muslim Aid USA (501c3 nonprofit) and disbursed directly. Some details on what we are doing with funds raised to date are below, although it is nearly not enough given the scale of the tragedy:
- 100 beneficiaries selected in collaboration with the Red Cross, the churches and the National Hospitals, for:
- Long-term medication, injury treatment, & assistive aids (wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aids, etc) for 50 beneficiaries; trauma counseling support for others
- Scholarships for children who lose their parents(10), vocational training (13) and livelihood support (another 13)
Please share and donate here, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.