Last week we reported on the very, very sad story of Afghani political cartoonist Shiraga Rahimi, a father of nine who was killed by a truck while making his last pizza delivery of the night in Hamilton, Ontario. The Hamilton Spectator – News has more updates including news of a fund to aid his nine children.
Marufa Hishinwari, a counsellor with the Settlement and Integration Services Organization, said yesterday a trust account has been set up to help pay for the children’s education and other expenses.
“They need so much. It was Said’s dream that everyone get an education.”
Hishinwari said Rahimi was on his last pizza run of the night around 1:30 a.m. when the crash occurred. “Then he was going home. He was a good father.”
She said there is great concern in the Afghan community about Rahimi’s wife Karima, daughters Amina, 20, Hamida, 18, Sakina, 16, Fatima, 14, Sahra, 12, and sons Said Mohammad, 10, and Said Ahmed, 4.
Donations may be made at any branch of TD-Canada Trust to account number 1026339535.
According to Tom, donations are being coordinated by the Ibrahim Jame Mosque, 778 King Street East, Hamilton, ON L8M 1A6; 905-527-2392. Help if you can.