Zakat Foundation of America creates Memorial Wall to honor lives lost from COVID-19

Chicago, Ill.: As emergency relief efforts are in full force to counter COVID-19, Zakat Foundation of America understands the need to express grief amid social distancing and lockdown orders across the world.

COVID-19 is changing the way we grieve and mourn the ones we have lost. Traditional sources of comfort like funeral services, hugging, kissing and more are now discouraged to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Social distancing measures are changing what support and comfort look like during a time of grieving.

For this, a digital COVID-19 Memorial Wall has gone live on the organization’s website.

Those who have lost a loved one to the virus are invited to share their thoughts, feelings and prayers, connecting to others who share their pain.

Together, mourners can remember family members, coworkers, friends and other loved ones lost to COVID-19. This wall is for remembrance, commemorating accomplishments, acknowledging challenges and the difference they made in the lives of those around them…

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