DawaNet Donates Over $400,000 to victims of Quebec City Mosque AttackNotundesh Report
DawaNet, a non-profit Toronto-based community service group, releases funds raised for the victims of Quebec City Mosque tragedy. Successful GoFundMe campaign launched under DawaNet’s social services project Canada Zakat amasses $402,091 in one month. The fundraiser is in response to Quebec City’s January 29th Mosque shootings in Sainte-Foy, QC, leaving 6 men killed and several injured.
Of the organization’s charity drive success, over 6,000 individual and group donors continue to contribute to the campaign.
“On March 18th 2017, DawaNet will meet with each victim family, deceased and injured, to distribute funds and attend programs expressing support for the community traumatized by the Mosque attack. A public meeting will take place with Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec’s officials and local leadership to discuss current challenges and opportunities for the community,” said Taha Ghayyur, a director of DawaNet.
As part of the fundraiser, DawaNet members first visited families of the deceased and injured upon campaign launch, attending Montreal and Quebec funerals and touring the crime scene. In their visit, DawaNet expressed sentiments representative of Canada’s Muslim community: promoting Canadian solidarity and support against hatred and intolerance.
DawaNet Canada specializes in programs and services for community empowerment, engagement, and education through outreach and societal development.