J2367

Honoring the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA for its successful 2nd Annual Muslims for Life Blood Drive

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  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J2367


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA for
its successful 2nd Annual Muslims for Life Blood Drive, held August 11,
2012 to September 11, 2012

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those organizations of true purpose and worthy accomplishment which
foster a spirit of community and service and, simultaneously, work dili-
gently to preserve their rich cultural heritage; and
WHEREAS, It is, furthermore, the sense of this Legislative Body to
recognize and pay tribute to organizations and its members within the
great State of New York who serve as role models and have made strong
contributions to their communities; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the Ahmadiyya
Muslim Community USA for its successful 2nd Annual Muslims for Life
Blood Drive, held August 11, 2012 to September 11, 2012; and
WHEREAS, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is
among the oldest American-Muslim organizations, and has chapters
throughout this great Empire State; dedicated to promoting the true
teachings of Islam and sharing a message of peace and tolerance, it is
part of the international Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which spans over
200 countries, and has a membership exceeding tens of millions; and
WHEREAS, In 2011, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA launched its
first Muslims for Life Campaign, a nationwide effort to collect 10,000
units of blood in the month of September 2011 in order to honor the
victims of 9/11 on its 10th anniversary, while also illustrating that
Islam is a life-giving faith that teaches that all life is sacred; the
campaign surpassed its goal, collecting a total of 11,803 pints of
blood; and
WHEREAS, In 2012, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA renewed its memo-
rial to the victims of 9/11, as well as its emphasis on Islam's essen-
tial teaching regarding the sanctity of life, by organizing the second
annual Muslims for Life Blood Drive between August 11, 2012 and Septem-
ber 11, 2012; nationwide, approximately 376 one-day blood drives took
place at more than 200 locations, collecting 11,170 pints of blood; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA for its successful 2nd Annual
Muslims for Life Blood Drive; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

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