Oct 11, 2005. BOONTON — The members of a local mosque already have raised more than $30,000 to send to a relief agency working in the area of Pakistan that was hit by an earthquake that killed thousands over the weekend.
American Islamic Academy officials said on Monday that they are continuing to raise money for the relief effort, and that several families who belong to the mosque have relatives in Pakistan who were affected by the earthquake.
Tajammul Khokhar, 50, who lives in Boonton, said none of his family members were injured or lost belongings, but that they could feel the earth trembling more than 100 ..
Ali Chaudry, the mosque’s senior adviser, said money collected by the mosque would be sent to the Islamic Circle of North America, a worldwide relief organization with local offices. Whether the mosque would set up funds for relatives of members was not clear, but Chaudry said that probably would be the case.
Article Courtesy: Daily Record