INKSTER – Zaman International’s Hope for Humanity Center was illuminated in blue on the evening of Wednesday, April 8, to honor the front-liners – including health care professionals, first-responders, and food service workers – who are leading the fight against COVID-19.
Footage of the effort, as well as a reflection from Najah Bazzy, RN, Zaman founder and CEO was shared online on April 9.
“We are taking a reflective moment to honor the front-liners who are so courageously serving our country and putting their lives on the line to save others,” added Bazzy. “Please join us in lighting up our homes, our cities and our nation. We need to show these heroes and their families that they are loved and respected.”
Bazzy, a transcultural nurse, urges other organizations to join Zaman “to glow blue” as it lights the 40,500 square-foot Hope for Humanity Center on Trowbridge Road in Inkster.
“Zaman’s ethos is built on the transformative power of love and hope,” Bazzy said. “Our front-liners continue to serve selflessly against this global pandemic. They are the true heroes in this country and Zaman wanted to show them we care.”
Zaman is currently closed to the general public per the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, but continues to serve its clients through online courses and telecommunications. It is also operating as an emergency food and basic supplies distributor. In partnership with various other non-profit organizations, Zaman has provided more than 2,000 emergency food kits to families in need in Southeast Michigan.
“Glowing blue is just Zaman’s way of letting our heroes across the country know that we are thankful for their service,” said Gehad Alawan, Chair of Zaman’s Board of Directors. “We all have a role to play. Rising together we can meet the challenges of COVID-19 and emerge a stronger more connected country.”