Assalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh
We hope you and your families are doing well in these challenging times. The mission of OCRC is to support its community in the tough times as well as the good times. This is obviously one of the tough times.
In the last few weeks, we have seen the COVID-19 virus attack communities across the globe. We have seen it impact our center, families, communities and livelihoods. Although the response by our medical professionals, communities, and individuals has been commendable, we recognize challenges remain.
Over the years, OCRC has hosted traditional fundraisers that have allowed the organization to buy a new building, opening soon after lifting the state Coronavirus restrictions on community gatherings.
This year, OCRC had to cancel three fundraisers that were planned to happen in late March and early April due to COVID-19 virus. Moreover, OCRC will not be able to host its yearly Fundraiser Iftar during Ramadan this year. Ramadan has always been the month when donors contribute the most to support our center. OCRC has always counted and continue to count on your donations in Ramadan and on Fridays to keep its doors open and its activities growing.
To cover the shortage in funds that OCRC is currently experiencing due to COVID-19 virus, the organization is launching its Sustainers Campaign for the first time online this year. Please join us for your opportunity to be an OCRC Sustainer – a monthly giver who supports the center’s mission, activities and programs.
If there was ever a time to make a commitment to the OCRC, that time is now. As the OCRC prepares to open its new building and to increase its programs and services to meet your needs, it looks to you for support. By becoming an OCRC Sustainer and making a regular monthly contribution in any amount you choose, you will be supporting a House of Allah and an institution that supports you.
The OCRC has a goal to reach 500 sustainers by the end of Ramadan! Please sign up to become an OCRC Sustainer and consider asking your friends and family to become Sustainers! Please give whatever you can $25, $30, $50, $75, $100, $200, $250 or any amount per month to support your center.
May Allah reward you for supporting the OCRC.