You may have recently heard the crippling tragic and heart wrenching story of Hamid Farooq and his family. In short, this poor man lost his mother, his wife and 3 beautiful daughters in a house fire. While I cannot begin to fathom the weight of the grief this man is carrying, I know the generous spirit of Winnipeggers will help lighten his load.
Shortly after news of this tragedy broke, a group of Winnipeg DJs rallied around, put their heads together and came up with Team 204, a trust fund for Hamid Farooq to offset the astronomical costs (tune of $60,000) of sending his family back to Pakistan for proper burial.
Hamid and his family came to Canada in 2007 and it warms my heart to see our city rally around this newcomer in his hour of need.
To help, visit any Assiniboine Credit Union, click here for a list of locations, and make a donation to Team 204. To date, $10,000 has been raised.
Winnipeg, you make me proud.