LETTERS: A blood drive to save lives in Meriden

LETTERS: A blood drive to save lives in Meriden

Blood drive to save lives

I’ll never forget the tragedy that struck our nation and tore our hearts 18 years ago on September 11th. Too many of my fellow American’s lives were lost to terrorism. As a practicing Muslim, I earnestly condemned those cowardly attacks which had nothing to do with my religion of peace and surrender. I prayed for the victims and their families but wanted to do more, and my Ahmadiyya Muslim Community provided an opportunity. In the aftermath of the barbaric attacks, my Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been organizing #MuslimsForLife 9/11 commemorative Blood Drives every year across the country in collaboration with American Red Cross. One pint of your blood can save up to three lives, and its reward is that of saving all humanity.

Join us at Baitul Aman “House of Peace” Mosque, 410 Main Street, Meriden, on September 1st between 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Give blood in a Masjid with your neighborly Ahmadi Muslims, save lives, enjoy refreshments, and make new friends in the process.

Regards of peace and blessings,

Zahir Muhammad Mannan, serving as Meriden Police Department chaplain