IDRF has announced an Eid gift of $250,000 to the people of Fort McMurray. The contribution will be given to Habitat for Humanity for rebuilding and repairing housing for those who were uninsured or had minimal insurance coverage.
“Unfortunately, the fires have left so many families without a place to live. The money raised will be used to repair and build a number of homes, the first being for a single mother of two small children.Thanks to the generosity of the community, this family will have a new place to call home soon,” says IDRF Board Chair, Zeib Jeeva.
The Eid gift for Fort McMurray was raised on the eve of Canada Day in Markham in a fund-raising dinner by Khalid Usman, former Markham councillor, a long-time Advisor of IDRF, with the help of Mayor Frank Scarpitti of Markham, and John McCallum, MP for Markham-Thornhill and minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. IDRF is especially grateful for the tremendous role that Khalid Usman played in spearheading, organizing and managing this event from inception to conclusion.
“What better way for Canadian Muslims to celebrate both Canada Day and Eid than to join hundreds of thousands of other Canadians in helping the fellow-Canadians who’ve had their lives turned upside down in Fort McMurray?” said Zeib Jeeva, IDRF Chair.
IDRF sincerely thanks all its donors, Muslims and non-Muslims, for their participation in this very Canadian endeavour of helping each other in their time of need.