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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA
News Release
Sunday, September 03, 2017

 

Muslim Youth Laboring on Labor Day to Help Flood Victims
Young men converge in Houston to help those hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), the young men’s organization of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, continues to be at the forefront of helping victims in Houston since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall last week. Hundreds of members of AMYA have been through Houston to actively help with relief and recovery efforts. On Labor Day, as the nation commemorates the contribution of workers by taking the day off, youth members of AMYA will continue its recovery efforts in neighborhoods hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey.

To achieve maximum productivity, AMYA will continue to partner with Humanity First - an international disaster relief NGO created by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.  Together, volunteers are focusing on providing supplies and home recovery services to neighborhoods ravaged by floods who have not yet received any aid.  

“It has been such a moving experience for the young members of our association,” said Dr. Bilal Rana, National President of AMYA. “They have seen first-hand the importance of helping others in their time of need. The emotional responses from families who are shocked to see our volunteers knock on their door with dust masks and tools in hand has touched them deeply and reinvigorated our desire to help more people. This is the spirit we seek to instill in our youth.”

AMYA leaders and volunteers are available for interview.

About Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association:

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is a nationwide youth group that works with young Muslim men and boys around the country. The association serves as the young men and boys auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Officially established in the United States in 1939, AMYA is one of the earliest Muslim Youth organizations in the United States.

AMYA is a dynamic and vibrant association serving not only the needs of its members but of its local communities and nation. The association is comprised of nearly 5,000 men and boys aged 7 to 39, spread across 70 local chapters. Previous members of AMYA include Grammy Award winning artists and Pulitzer Prize winning journalists. AMYA is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.




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