The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA), this past Friday presented Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha with a check in the amount of Three Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($3500) for the Flint Child Health & Development Fund. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is the doctor who helped expose the lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan.
MALA raised all $3,500 Dollars online from the general public and their supporters. According to the Executive Director of MALA, Ms. Zainab Khan, “We raised $3,500 so far and presented it on Friday to Dr. Mona. Our goal is to raise a total of $5000, so the remaining goal of the fundraiser will still be online, and we will be sending the raised funds to the Flint Children’s Institute as the donations come through.” Zainab continued, “Our goal is a modest amount that can easily be attained. Every contribution counts. A $5 or $10 donation makes an impact.”
MALA is a 501c3 civil rights organization committed to promoting individual freedom and celebrating Muslim-American heritage. An alliance dedicated to leadership through integrity, MALA provides a platform for Muslim-Americans to share their stories; nurture emerging community leaders; and unite Americans of all backgrounds to advance constructive solutions to extremism and human rights abuses. They embrace free expression, gender equality, and pluralism as cherished universal ideals – and recognize the United States as one of the best countries in the world to be Muslim because of their country’s core values.
MALA believes that it is a much needed endeavor to partner with the Flint Child Health & Development Fund to continue providing services to children who have been affected by tainted water. “A range of health issues include developmental delays, learning disabilities, problems with attention and fine motor coordination, long term neurological impairments, and even violent behavior.” Said Zainab Khan.
They will continue to receive donations until they reach their goal of $5000. To make a donation please visit : https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/flint-water-crisis-response/x/13660091.
NOTE: An Exclusive will return next week.