Three long time UMR volunteers, including a current officer lost their lives in a tragic triple homicide in Chapel Hill, NC last night. We ask everyone to keep Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19 in their prayers.
Deah and Yusor were part of the founding team of UMR’s community chapter in North Carolina Triangle area. Deah was also an active member of UMR’s dental relief team, taking part in a dental relief mission to Palestine that treated children with special needs. Razan was a current officer for UMR triangle where she organized monthly feedings for the homeless in downtown Raleigh.
As we mourn their tragic loss, we are also inspired to see how much these young people accomplished in their short lives. In an increasingly individualistic world, their lives stand as a shining example to young people all over the world. Deah, Yusor and Razan showed us the importance of serving others. UMR will work hard to honor their legacy.
Deah was working with one of our partner organizations on a dental relief mission to help Syrian refugees in Turkey. You can donate to that mission by clicking "Donate Now" at the bottom of this post.
United Muslim Relief,