The Canton Police Department is partnering with the American Red Cross and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to hold a blood drive in memory of the victims of 9/11.
The blood drive will be held Friday, Sept. 6 at the Canton Library, just five days before the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA is organizing the blood drive as part of its 3rd nationwide "Muslims for Life" campaign across its 76 chapters, according to a press release sent by the Canton Police. In the last two years, they have collected 23,500 units of blood to help save more than 70,000 lives.
The group’s Greater Boston chapter is partnering with the American Red Cross and Canton Police Department as part of this nationwide effort on Friday. Their goal is to inform the world that the perpetrators of the horrific attacks on our country 12 years ago and on Marathon Monday four months ago do not represent Islam or Muslims, and Islam stands for peace and values all human life.
“We want to show with our actions that as American Muslims the only blood we shed is to save lives, not take lives,” the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said in a statement.
Anyone who wishes to give blood should arrive between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at the Canton Library.