Ottawa family loses baby and home in a fire – you can help!

Sad story. Please help if you can:

On the evening of Monday March 31st a Somali familyin Ottawa, Ontario lost their home in a fire. There were 7 children inthe family, and as the mother tried to round them up to escape, theyoungest became confused and ran in the opposite direction. He did notmake it out of the fire, he was 2 and a half years old (named Khalid).The father was at work, checked in on his family half an hour beforethe fire, and came home to find his house burned to the ground.

It was an electrical fire and was not caused by any mistake on the family’s part. Everything in the house was lost!

Here is what you can do to help:

1. A bank account called the Khalid Ali Family Fund has been set up ata Carlington area TD bank, you can make a donation to TD bank branch0229, account number 5215301. [Donations can be made this way whetheryou live in Ottawa or not]

2. You can leave donations at theOttawa Mosque or drop cash or cheques to the Carlington CommunityCentre at 900 Merivale Road near Westgate shopping centre. To designateyour United Way Contributions to Carlington Community and HealthServices Call Stella for more information (613) 722-4000 ext 229

3. A PayPal account has been set up, here is the link

Sincethe fire the Ottawa community (from all cultures, religions, andnationalities) have come together and donated boxes upon boxes ofclothing and shoes! Currently monetary donations are preferred. Andplease don’t forget to keep this family in your prayers.May Allahstrengthen them in this time, bless them with patience, and ease thepain of losing their baby. Ameen.

Info about the Family:

The children’s names, ages and genders are:
Khatra Ali -11 year old girl
Mohamed Ali- 10 year old boy
Hawa Ali- 9 year old girl
Hodan Ali-7 year old girl
Mubarak Ali-5 year old boy
Khadija Ali-3 1/2 year old girl

The mother’s name is Fatima Hersi and the Father is Abdi Ali

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