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ABOUT MUSLIMS FOR VETERANS

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is the nation’s leading men’s Muslim Youth organization. Since our establishment in 1920, we have grown to more than 70 chapters across the United States with a membership of over 5000 youth. Our members range from 7-40 years old. Part of the education our members receive includes the belief that love for our nation is part of our faith. To put this into practice, we pour tens of thousands of hours every year into giving back to our local communities through various programs like blood drives, food drives, community cleanups, Walk-a-Thons, Adopt-a-Highways, and tree plantings.

Muslims for Veterans is AMYA’s newest initiative where we have partnered with Operation Homefront, a nationally-recognized nonprofit dedicated to the mission of building strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not just struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.

Operation Homefront offers: RELIEF through critical financial assistance and transitional housing programs; RESILIENCY through permanent housing and caregiver support services; and, RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become a series of financial crises that derail any hope for a brighter future. 92% of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly toward programs for military families.

AMYA has partnered with Operation Homefront to raise funds to support our nation’s veterans and military families. 100% of these funds will go toward Operation Homefront programs. Moreover, AMYA is committed to provide volunteer services for Operation Homefront through our large volunteer-base, spread across 70 chapters across the nation.

Donation Portal is provided by Operation Homefront. Visit https://www.operationhomefront.org/AMYA/ or click the button below to Donate.

ABOUT AMYA

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), also known internationally by the name Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, which literally means “Association of Servants of the True Islam.” The international organization was founded in 1938 and serves as the young men and boys auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Officially established in the United States in 1939, AMYA is one of the earliest Muslim Youth organizations in the United States.

AMYA is a dynamic and vibrant association serving not only the needs of its members but of its local communities and nation. Previous members of AMYA include Grammy award-winning artists and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists. AMYA USA is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Operating under the auspices of the international Khalifa (spiritual head) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, AMYA is governed by a national executive council and led by a national President. The current President is Dr. Madeel Abdullah, an anesthesiologist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The executive councils comprise of young men and youth from across the United States.

The outreach activities of AMYA are not limited to the Muslim community. It serves the needs of all members of society irrespective of color, race, religion or creed and promotes interfaith dialogue and co-operation in order to promote peace and harmony.

AMYA is the youth branch of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community a registered non-profit under Internal Revenue Code 170, EIN# 52-6054158. We are officially partnering with Operation Homefront, registered under section 501 (c) (3) EIN# 32-0033325 for 100% of the proceeds going towards programs created by Operation Homefront.

MESSAGE FROM OPERATION HOMEFRONT

“We are incredibly grateful to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association and its members who have chosen to support Operation Homefront’s mission to build strong, stable, and secure military families,” said Margi Kirst, chief development officer of Operation Homefront. “The Association’s continued dedication to strengthening our nation’s communities in times of need will help us serve America’s military families in their times of need.”

OUR STORY

Islam = Peace

So why would a Muslim group ever raise funds for Veterans? The answer is Why Not? The Founder of Islam once said, “Love of one’s country is a part of one’s faith.” As Muslims who live in this nation, we’re proud to call the United States our home and we will sacrifice everything to protect it. As the nation’s leading men’s Muslim youth organization, we are compelled to honor the veterans and their families, who have and continue to sacrifice in safeguarding the liberty of our great nation. AMYA is also proud to have many past and present veterans in our membership and we view this as a great honor.


Walk for Humanity

AMYA’s largest initiative is an annual drive consisting of a 5-mile walk. Launched in 2012, it has raised more than $150,000 to help fight hunger in America. The event is organized and run completely by unpaid youth volunteers.

Muslims for Life

Launched in 2011, this campaign aims to collect more than 10,000 bags of blood annually in honor of the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001. In general it underscores the sacredness and sanctity of life that all people value both Muslims and non Muslims.

Muslim Youth Against Hunger

AMYA’s latest initiative, which aims to fight hunger in America by helping to feed one million Americans who are in need.

Disaster Relief

In Partnership with Humanity First International, AMYA has volunteered several hundred thousands of hours to assist families and businesses impacted by natural disasters all over the world.

LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Volunteer or Fundraise with us for our veterans by donating with Operation Homefront