The Next Generation of Giving and Volunteer Action

24 hour matching campaign oversubscribes with $28,396 in donations. Inspired by a $24,000 match pledged by Muslim Lakhani, the community helped The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command raise $28,396 on June 6 during Do More 24, an initiative sponsored by the United Way of the National Capital Area. Donors from around the country joined Muslim Lakhani and The Salvation Army compassionate action with their giving.

Even though an overwhelming response crashed the United Way’s Do More 24 website, The Salvation Army was able to oversubscribe the $24,000 match commitment.

The match offer was presented by Muslim Lakhani of ML Resources. The Pakistan-born American citizen, entrepreneur and philanthropist – living in Washington DC – has provided the sole support for Grate Patrol for the past five years. The year round program provides compassionate care through nutritional support and case management to the city’s most vulnerable community, the homeless.
As part of its ongoing ministry, Grate Patrol distributes about 150 free nutritious dinner meals and bagged lunches nightly to those women and men who have no permanent place to call home. The route covers a wide section of downtown Northwest DC.

Additionally, with the help of a case manager in the field, homeless clients can receive referrals for vital services including medical, mental health and substance abuse issues, career assistance, supportive housing and more.

Utilizing only social media and email to engage the next generation of giving, in The Salvation Army raise much needed resources in 24 hours to help local individuals and families in need.
In addition to participating in the Do More 24 campaign, Muslim Lakhani recently played a role in providing volunteers to The Salvation Army as part of an ongoing compassionate action initiative that brings together people of faith to make a difference in their community.

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