Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggeii cuts the ribbon to inaugurate the new office of MCMF. Also pictured is Gaithersburg mayor Sidney Katz and to the left, MCMF founder Tufail Ahmad. Photo courtesy of MCMF.
MCMF, a grass-root non profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Montgomery County, Maryland was established in 2008 to exclusively pursue humanitarian work in the county.It’s mission is to assist the needy residents of the county and encourage and promote resident Muslim community’s involvement in the county.
MCMF is engaged in multiple charitable projects in the county. It operates a free transportation service for the sick and the seniors, provides thanksgiving meals to needy families and food to homeless shelters. It conducts annual food drives for Manna Food and donates 10,000 to 18,000 pounds of food annually. MCMF also participates in the countywide Holiday Gift Basket program, which provides food and toys to needy families for Christmas. MCMF has currently launched MCMF mobile food pantry to serve the disabled and sick in the community.
Since 2009 MCMF had operated these projects from a small office in Gaithersburg,. On October 5, 2013 MCMF moved into a new 3000 sq ft facility located at 811 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, where they will expand their services to the county seniors.
The event was attended by Montgomery County officials including: County Executive Ike Leggett; Chuck Short, Special Assistant to County Executive; Bruce Adams, Director Community Partnerships; Sydney A. Katz, Mayor of Gaithersburg, MD; Deputy to Mayor of Gaithersburg, MD; Michael Sesma, Council Vice President, Gaithersburg; Victoria Hall from Montgomery County Health and Human Services; and Mansfield Kaseman, Interfaith Advisor to the County Executive.
The opening remarks were made by Vice Chair Mr. Walid Hafiz who welcomed the guests together with Sara Noor, the President of MCMF. Mr. Tufail Ahmad, founder of MCMF welcomed the county officials and explained that the center will act primarily as a senior center providing seniors with free transportation, recreation facilities, computer and ESOL classes, nutrition education and various programs to benefit the seniors in the community.
Mr.Legett together with other County officials inaugrated the office. Mr. Leggettt in his speech commended the work of the MCMF and their service to the community. He applauded the effort and dedication of MCMF in strengthening the community through their faith He hoped that MCMF services would expand their services much beyond the 3000 sq ft office and require an even larger facility than that.
The mayor of Gaithersburg also commended the work of MCMF and added that he was proud that MCMF maintained their presence in Gaithersburg and would continue their services to the community. The Mayor read the proclamation and the program ended with the guest mingling with the county officials.
MCMF is having a fundraiser on November 2nd at the Shady Grove campus to raise funds for the senior center and the mobile food bank. For contact information, tickets and volunteering call 301-760-7447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org