Bio-Terrorism/Disease Response Training for Metro Atlanta Faith-Based Community
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (GA Chapter) joins hands with Noah's Ark, MRC & Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton/Hall County Health Dept. about the need of volunteers to help dispense life-saving antibiotics or medications for pandemic or bio-terrorist attack.
Mark Reiswig, Director of Emergency Preparedness for Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale Department of Public Health states, "In order for local health departments to fulfill their mandate to provide critical medications and/or vaccine in a timely manner to the public - in the event of a terrorist attack or pandemic, it is crucial for us to have tremendous support from volunteers and other community partners. The task is huge, our resources are limited, and the mission is critical. I hope that this event will begin to bring many new partners to the table to be educated and trained - to help save millions of lives."
To fill this need, Noah's Ark & Co. is co-sponsoring this LOVE GOD SERVE TOGETHER event with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community- where the groups involved are attempting to reach out to 500 faith based organizations who can be trained to help with this massive effort. (Other event partners are the Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale Counties - Department of Public Health, the Medical Reserve Corps for Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale counties as well as the Suwanee Congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.)
Ahmadiyya Georgia Chapter Leader, Hazeem Pudhiapura, encourages public and private businesses to pitch in when he says, "Serving God and His creation is the essence of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Being prepared to serve during a disaster helps us demonstrate our motto of "Love for all, Hatred for none".
"We need your help to reach out to these faith-based leaders - so that they can be better prepared to serve - before, during, or after disasters," says Corazon Ketchum, Noah's Ark Co-Founder & Executive Director.
When: October 14, 2017 from 10a.m. to Noon – Refreshments to follow
Where: Baitul Ata Mosque. 1800 Willow Trail Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093
Presentations on Love God Serve Together events, Mass casualty & types of disasters to prepare for, Points of dispensing (POD's) Volunteer opportunities with MRC. Leaders from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (GA Chapter), Noah's Ark, Gwinnett/Rockdale/
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (https://www.ahmadiyya.us/
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organizations.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long-awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad's advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam's true and essential teachings.
About Noah's Ark & Co.:
Noah's Ark's motto is: LOVE GOD. SERVE TOGETHER. Its mission is to focus on local communities and invite leaders of churches, temples, synagogues and mosques to become partners and learn to work together - so they can help rescue their congregation's families and neighbors after a disaster strikes.
For more information on how to get involved or help host the next Love God. Serve Together event in your community, visit the website http://www.lovegodservetogether.org.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (GA Chapter)