Zaman has received $50,000 from Islamic Relief USA to support its crisis assistance and job skills training programs. The money represents the second installment of a multi-year, $75,000 grant providing for $25,000 in 2015, $50,000 in 2017, and $25,000 in 2018.
Najah Bazzy, Zaman CEO and Founder, said the Islamic Relief USA funding has helped Zaman provide food, clothing, shelter, and mattresses to needy families through its Bayt Al-Zahra Urgent Needs Program as well as job skills and literacy training through its Building Ongoing Opportunities Through Skills Training Program.
Islamic Relief USA has also given Zaman approximately $16,000 worth of food to distribute to needy families for the Ramadan month, which begins May 27. The food will fill 250 boxes and feed about 1,000 people.
“Zaman is grateful to Islamic Relief USA for supporting our outreach to the most vulnerable residents of Southeast Michigan,” said Najah Bazzy, Zaman founder and CEO. “As it works to expand its presence and increase its impact across the United States, Islamic Relief USA has chosen Zaman as one of its partners for the important work it wants to do in Greater Detroit. We look forward to continued collaboration around our shared objectives of alleviating poverty and helping the marginalized.”