Source: http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/ahmadiyya-muslim-community-gathers-for-tree-planting | MARY CATON
They came with shovels, mulch, wheelbarrows and trees, lots of trees, ready to give back to their community.
The Windsor branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community partnered with the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the Little River Enhancement Group to plant 150 native trees in Bush Park along the Ganatchio Trail on the city’s east side.
“We wanted to do something for Canada 150 and Windsor 125,” said project manager Arfan Ahmad. “Love of our homeland is part of our faith. This is our way of showing our commitment to community.”
Nine-year-old Sanaa Mian was at the Esplanade Drive park with her father and two older brothers.
“I want to plant some trees,” she said. “I think it’s better for the community.”
Her father, Waseem Mian, likes to involve his children in community-oriented events.
Standing ready to put a shovel in the ground were Waseem’s sons, Aleem, 17, and Ibrahim, 13.
About 40 volunteers, many wearing T-shirts that read “Love for all, Hatred for none,” gathered under … read more at source.
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