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UFGD's Beacon of Hope in Gaza: A Week of Unprecedented Support


In a week that will be long remembered by the team at United for Gaza Development (UFGD), our community has come together in an extraordinary display of solidarity and compassion, raising nearly $50,000 to provide humanitarian aid to those caught in the ongoing conflict in Gaza. For six months, this region has suffered immensely, and the need for assistance has never been more critical.


In this significant endeavor, UFGD has been proud to collaborate with the Reach Education Fund, an esteemed organization with a dedicated team on the ground in Gaza. This partnership has been instrumental in ensuring that our collective efforts translate into tangible support for those most affected by the conflict. Reach has successfully navigated the complexities of delivering aid in such challenging conditions, managing to get three containers of humanitarian aid into Gaza. While this is a commendable achievement, it is but a drop in the ocean considering the dire needs of the over 2 million displaced Palestinians living in Gaza today.


The severity of the famine facing Gaza's population is unparalleled, the likes of which have not been witnessed in over 30 years. The situation is reminiscent of, if not worse than, the tragic conflict in Rwanda. Amidst this backdrop of despair, the generosity of UFGD donors has brought a glimmer of hope to some 400 families. While we are mindful that this represents just the beginning of what is needed, the impact of this week's fundraising efforts cannot be overstated.


We are excited to share that, through our initial deposit of $20,000 with Reach, we have already begun to see the fruits of our labor. The first few photos and videos of food preparation and distribution have reached us, serving as a powerful testament to what we can achieve together. These images are not just proof of the aid provided but are symbols of hope and resilience. We eagerly anticipate sharing more of these moments with you and encourage all our supporters to stay tuned for updates.


As we continue this journey, we invite our readers and donors to deepen their engagement with UFGD. Your ongoing contributions are the lifeline that makes this work possible. 100% of your contributions are forwarded to the purchase of humanitarian aid. To those who have already stepped forward, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. Your generosity is making a difference in the lives of many who are facing unimaginable hardship.


To further support our mission and build trust with potential donors, we kindly ask you to consider leaving us a 5-star Google review (link found at the bottom of our webpage). Such gestures not only amplify our reach but also affirm the impact of our collective efforts.


In closing, we turn to a verse from the Quran that encapsulates our mission and the spirit of our community:


"The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills." (Quran 2:261).

This verse beautifully highlights the essence of charity and the profound impact of kindness towards one another.


Thank you, dear donors and readers, for your unwavering support. Together, we are a beacon of hope for Gaza.

 
 

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