26Jun2022

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Support SCM through Fred Meyer Community Rewards

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You can help Salaam Cultural Museum earn donations

just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Salaam Cultural Museum at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 85350.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Salaam Cultural Museum earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
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SJMC: A Community Hospital with Global Impact

Here is an article and photos from our medical team leader, Dr. Eyad Sayed. Click on the image to be taken to the full article.

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Graduation Day at the Malki-SCM Children’s Center

“Graduation of our first class 🙂
You should see the videos of the moms talking to us after the kids left thanking us for everything, saying how their lives have changed, how the kids want to study now and think of a future whereas before they didn’t think they had a future.

And how one girl used to always talk of hate – she even hated water – and always yelled at her mom – now she says please and I’m sorry – and her mom attributes that not only to her daughter attending the center, but also because she’s seeing Dr. Shafik and has learned how to deal with her daughter’s anger.

Next week we are starting group sessions for the moms. And then the next step is group therapy for teens – right now the teachers are getting trained on how to lead group sessions by conducting them among themselves.

Saturday we are taking the two groups on a field trip to King’s. Rami arranged it – their school bus will pick up the kids from the center and the King’s students will have a program for them. I will be there.”

~Reem Atassi

 

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Remembering the Refugees: The Empowered Arab Sisterhood’s Second Annual Charity Banquet

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The nation’s first Arab sorority, the Empowered Arab Sisterhood at UCLA presents our second annual charity banquet co-hosted by our newly established brother fraternity, Brotherhood of Distinguished Arabs at UCLA. We will be raising funds to benefit the displaced Syrians of the Al Zaatari refugee camp – مخيم الزعتري with medical aid through the Salaam Cultural Museum. Al Zaatari is home to over 100,000 displaced syrian refugees and the numbers are growing each day. Help us exceed our goal of raising $10,000 to help support the Syrian refugees.

Please join us Saturday, April 26th for an unforgettable night of Arab culture through delicious (Free) food, a beautiful fashion show, mesmerizing musical performances, captivating traditional dances, spoken word performances, and a live raffle.

Doors open 6:30PM

Admission is FREE. Donations HIGHLY suggested.

DONATE ONLINE HERE: http://www.gofundme.com/rememberingtherefugees14

Space is limited so please be on time.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Attire: Formal

Location: Ackerman Grand Ballroom at UCLA
UCLA Map: http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/
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Please note that the lot that you used to park in, lot 6, no longer exists. Lot 4 is easiest to reach from Sunset Blvd. If you happen to accidentally exit on Wilshire East, make a left turn on Veteran, Turn right onto Sunset Blvd, Turn RIGHT onto Westwood Plaza. Continue straight down into parking lot 4 on Westwood Blvd until you reach the Parking information kiosk (left lane) here you’ll be able obtain a parking permit for the duration of your stay.

Directions:
Get off the 405 Fwy at Wilshire Blvd,
go West three blocks to Westwood Blvd,
then North six blocks to the information kiosk (blue “i” on the map below) in the traffic island in the middle of the road. Buy a parking pass from the kiosk attendant, then the attendant will direct you to Lot 8 or Lot 9.

http://ucla.accelerating.org/parking.html 

Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Los Angeles, California 90095
View Map · Get Directions

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For further questions, email us at eas.ucla@gmail.com or message us on facebook at www.facebook.com/empoweredarabsisterhooducla 

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Stories from Irbid

Waiting room at the Irbid clinic.

Waiting room at the Irbid clinic.

Monday, March 24
Irbid Clinic, Jordan
By Rhenda Meiser and Hamid Alhiasat

Today we went to a clinic in Irbid, a city in northwestern Jordan close to Syria. We are on our third day of visits. Our medical team featured family doctors, dentists, OB-GYN, pediatrics, cardiology and eye care—plus a humanitarian team who played with the children and distributed clothing, diapers, formula, and toys. My job was to tell the stories of some of the Syrian refugees, so my colleague and interpreter Hamid went to the waiting room. The room was packed with women and children while the men waited outside. Families kept showing up, and the noise of the room rose steadily until we had to shout to hear each other.

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We approached a middle-aged man who was very enthusiastic to tell America what he thought. He explained that he had four sons ages 12-20, the eldest in dental school. He was so proud of this fact. But after soldiers attacked his village and his house burned down, they had to flee. They crossed the border into Jordan by foot. Now here, Ahmed says life is very expensive and refugees are not permitted to work.

“America is the biggest, most powerful country and the U.S. can force the government to stop killing us,” said Ahmed.

What upsets him the most at this point is that his son had to stop training to become a dentist. He asks Americans to help his son continue his education.

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I also spoke with a woman named Ghufran, sitting quietly with two little boys. She was expecting her fourth child in two months. Her hijab and gown were black; a turquoise headband framed her face. She gave me a warm smile when I looked over.

She had been very happy in Daraa, Syria. She worked for a pharmacy and her husband worked for the health ministry, leading a very comfortable life. They had just bought a new house and she was pregnant with her second son. In 2012, the Assad regime bombed her street to rubble and she moved to her mother’s home. After four months, her mothers’ street was also destroyed and she knew it was time to leave the country. At personal risk, her husband stayed behind to serve the people. He would secretly pack his car with medical supplies and distribute them to the town’s residents. Eventually soldiers started following him. If the soldiers found “even a syringe” in his car, he would face big problems. “Medical professionals are targeted in Syria, because they help people live,” Ghufran said.

After two years, Syria became too dangerous and he joined his family here. Since the bombings, Ghufran’s 5-year old son Mohammad wakes up with nightmares, afraid that soldiers will come to the house and hurt him. Loud noises also upset him. At the clinic that day, Ghufran met with the obstetrician and Mohammad got pediatric care. Our mission also includes psychiatrists.

“I had the house, the children, a good life,” said Ghufran.

“We call that the American dream,” I told her.

“It is the Syrian dream too,” she replied.

She asks for the U.S. government to create a no-fly zone over Syria.

The boy on the left is the one who has nightmares. His name is Mohamad. Boy on the right is Omar.

The boy on the left is the one who has nightmares. His name is Mohamad. Boy on the right is Omar.

(Out of modesty, Ghufran did not wish to have her picture taken, however these are her boys).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The last of my interviews was the most unnerving. As we talked with Ghufran, an intense young man came over and spoke to Hamid. He looked angry and tired with a taut intensity to him. He was extremely handsome—in America he could be a model for Ralph Lauren—but he was now toughened, lined, unsmiling. Tightly wound.

Gibran was 29 and a former law student from the village of As Suwayda, next to Da’raa. His family and village were Druze.

Gibran (who indeed comes from the Syrian region where the famous poet Khalil Gibran lived) was arrested three times and tortured. His story deserves more time so I will share it soon.

I can’t imagine what it would be like to have soldiers shoot at me, or bomb my house, or arrest my family member, but this is happening in Syria.  It’s happening to decent people who love their families and want to be able to vote for their leader.  At the very least, we can show we care by providing aid and health care, the opportunity to attend school, and jobs to keep them going until Syria stabilizes. If we do, they will remember that America helped.

Mr. Ahmed R. at the Irbid clinic.

Mr. Ahmed R. at the Irbid clinic.

 

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March Mission Accomplishments

SCM March Mission 2014 Report

1- Total patients seen at Medical Days: 3051 patients (medical days + Amman clinic + Alzaatari clinic). Patients received medical treatment as well as medications.

2- Dental Clinic: 318 patients ( patients received deep cleaning + extractions+ filling+ medications)

3- Ophthalmology clinic: 308 patients (patients in need received glasses)

4- Psych Team: 107 patients ( patients received treatment + medications)

5- Wound Care Team: 59 patients

Best Regards

Pharmacist Layla