New York - Stemming from their sense of responsibility and love for their fellow Moroccans who are living in harsh condition in the Atlas Mountains, the members of the Association of Moroccan Americans in New York, represented by Mohamed Elaissaoui and Mohamed Tabrani in collaboration with Mr. Adam Echwadi, organized on Saturday in New York City a charity event, “Salam Party,” to raise awareness among Moroccans in the U.S.
New York – Stemming from their sense of responsibility and love for their fellow Moroccans who are living in harsh condition in the Atlas Mountains, the members of the Association of Moroccan Americans in New York, represented by Mohamed Elaissaoui and Mohamed Tabrani in collaboration with Mr. Adam Echwadi, organized on Saturday in New York City a charity event, “Salam Party,” to raise awareness among Moroccans in the U.S.
The association is well known for organizing a number of charity events. Last year, it organized the first edition of its charity events. The project “Helping the needy families in Morocco,” which consisted of a clothing drive, was admired by the Moroccan community all over the U.S. The event was a remarkable success and gained praise from Moroccans and non-Moroccans from around the globe.
In this year’s edition, Moroccan Americans in New York are partnering with many stakeholders to bring joy to the helpless children in remote villages in Morocco.
“This year we partnered with multiple parties in the U.S. and Morocco to expand the beneficiary circle. We also brainstormed, with our partners, more prosperous ideas to better serve the needy families in the cold regions in Morocco,” said the association on its Facebook account.
The charity event was attended by Moroccan singer and song writer Mrs. Saida Fikri as guest of honor, who expressed her joy and admiration for the efforts made by the members of the Moroccan community to help the needy people in their home country. The snow and cold temperature did not prevent the Moroccan star from participating with her fellow community members in this philanthropic endeavor.
“I was not supposed to come today due to the snowy weather, because I have never driven in snow. But thanks to the wonderful initiative introduced by our brothers and sisters, Moroccans in New York, it was impossible not to come and join you for this noble cause even if driving here could have taken two or 3 hours.”
She commended the job done by the association to promote goodwill bring the community together rekindle within its members a sense of belonging. “This gathering brings joy to my heart. I hope we can always stay united and opt for solidarity. Moroccans all over the world love to participate in charity events to offer their help and support to our beloved country and fellow Moroccans in the Atlas Mountains. Thank you all for coming here,” said Mrs. Fikri.
On his part, Mr. Adam Echawadi, Restaurant owner and event organizer, expressed his satisfaction to see the turnout of the event and the enthusiasm shown by the Moroccan community.
“The clothing drive we initiated last year was an excellent way to bring our community together. I was not personally involved in the organization of this event, but I helped in the collection of cloths in Brooklyn. It was amazing and felt that our community can be together and needs only a push and a leader to do so.”
He lauded the “hard work, selflessness and leadership” shown by the association. “The Moroccans in New York were pivotal in the success of this event and they were basically the ones who organized it, coordinated logistics and managed all paperwork from beginning to end,” added Mr. Echawadi.
Moroccans in New York association is open to all kind of suggestions and help from any individual or entity that can bring positive energy and synergize effort to make a difference in the life of needy people in remote areas of Morocco.