By Ilyas Choudry, TMO
It has been observed that Muslim Community has been targeted as not fully being involved in societal issues and organized efforts have not been enough in providing the most necessary human services to people around us.
Houstonian Muslim Community, after having diligently served the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Ike in the past, has come together to establish the â€œHouston Unitedâ€, a collaborative of all the major Muslim organizations of Houston, including the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH), the Islamic Circle of North America Houston Unit (ICNA Houston Unit), the Muslim American Society Houston (MAS Houston), the Clear Lake Islamic Center (CLIC), Masjid EL-Farouq, Masjid Al Quran, AndalucÃa Center, Islam in Spanish, and many others.
Houston United is organizing the inaugural event, which is going to be â€œA Walk For First Respondersâ€, to be held at the prominent Hermann Square Park in front of the City Hall, located at 900 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002; on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 8:30am-10:00am.
In a message, Houston United has conveyed: â€œAs people of goodwill we are coming together on June 22, 2013 to support those brave heroes who risk everything to save our lives! Recently many TX firefighters have given the ultimate sacrifice, while serving the public. Letâ€™s honor them and help support their families and loved ones.â€
Houston United is requesting everyone especially families to come out in large numbers with their friends and colleaguesâ€™ early on June 22nd in front of the City Hall, to show strong heartfelt solidarity towards their neighbors in Houston.
For more information, and to register for the Walk (with Free T-Shirt), one can donate $7/Person or more at http://www.houston-united.org/
All the proceeds from the event will go towards the Fire Fighters Fund to assist the families of the fallen heroes. People from other cities or those who cannot attend should generously consider donating.
Some corporations have joined this effort and opportunities for sponsorships are there. For more information, one can call Paul Iesa Galloway 832-656-0449 / Mujahid Fletcher 832-687-7430 / Dr. Omar Khan 832-443-1819.