السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Inshaa Allah We Are Two Weeks Away
ILIA Youth Pitch In to Help Finish Project – $350 Raised Overnight
4903 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207
New updates from last night, alhamedellah the removal of old plaster walls to add insulation and new dry wall in the southern upper classroom is almost done. Jazakum Allahu khairan for the three families who donated overnight, mashaa Allah we are $350 closer to our target.
(Above from top to bottom: upper southern classroom plaster wall removal to expose framing for insulation installation and new drywall; classroom almost ready)
ILIA’s youth alhamedellah are eager to finish the remodeling project at our Baltimore facility. The contractor has allowed a selected group of our high school students to join in and help out with demolition and remodeling work. The remodeling was originally planned to complete in April was delayed to June due to low funds, the delay risks several programs and the organization’s ability to drive new programming.
(Above from right to left: lower level bathroom remodeling, addition of a new staircase for third floor access, ILIA student helping with staircase installation)
Our students helped demolish a classroom, wall surface a room, and ready part of the facility for painting, the total number of youth who have assisted in the past week are six students, one in college, three in high school and two in middle school.
(Above from right to left: upper level student lounge remodeling, mid size classroom insulation installation readiness, lower level bathroom shower addition)
We need everyone’s support to be able to receive our occupancy and use permit as soon as possible to meet some important State of Maryland deadlines by the end of May. We are asking each person who received this email to donate $100 today to reach our goal and finish by the end of next week inshaa Allah.
(Above from top right to bottom right: upper level rooms remodeling, addition of a large 3-section window in the grand room, dozens of boxes have been relocated by five youth last Friday to give space to remodeling work to the lower level west classroom, HVAC work started to replace steam boiler and standalone old A/C units)