Thanksgiving is an American tradition that includes good food and spending time with the people that we love. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy caused damage to thousands of homes and left millions without electricity, making Thanksgiving just another day on the calendar. But Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) was able to give hundreds of New Jersey residents something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
In Atlantic City, N.J., an area that experienced some of the worst damage by the hurricane, ZF volunteers distributed meals to hurricane victims who needed a little extra help this Thanksgiving.
Sixteen volunteers came out and joined us to distribute meals at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City including our youngest volunteer, Sidney, who is only 8 years old. Other volunteers delivered hot meals to nearby senior centers. Meals included chicken, rice, vegetables and dessert.
Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small was there helping volunteers distribute meals. We were also joined by Imam Amin Muhammad, the Imam at Masjid Muhammad in Atlantic City where ZF volunteers cleaned-up the building after it was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The American Turkish Chamber of Commerce (ATCOM) and Islamic Society of Delaware (ISD) partially sponsored the dinner organized by ZF. Thanks to our generous donors, ZF was able to help families in New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy this Thanksgiving.