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January 6, 2009

Helping Rabeh Morad

From DL’er Carla Hitz:

Hello all,

I write to you today on behalf of a person in need.  Please click on the link at the bottom of this page I have provided and read the SL Tribune story by Matthew D. LaPlante about Rabeh Morad. 

Rabeh is a 54 year old Iraqi immigrant who lives now in West Valley City, Utah.  He was a successful business man in southern Iraq when he made the fateful decision to work for the US Military as an interpreter.  He believed the Americans were going to help give the Iraqi people freedom, so when he was offered a position @ $242 per week, he didn’t hesitate.

In 2006 while on patrol with Lt. Emily Perez their Humvee hit a roadside bomb. Lt. Perez lost her life, Rabeh lost his legs.

Once he was exposed assisting the Americans he and his family were forced to flee their homeland in fear for their lives.

His story continues, and my hope is that you will take a moment to not only read the rest of his tale, but feel it as well.  So many have sacrificed so much, and Rabeh’s story provides us each with the opportunity to give back and help to make a tangible difference in the life of someone so very deserving.

A contribution account has been established @ Zions Bank in his name. Please help in any way, small or large that you can. Each and every donation makes a tremendous difference, and will be so appreciated by Rabeh and his family.  You may go to any Zion’s bank branch to make a donation, all you need to know is that the account is in this name: Rabeh Al Khafagi.

Please forward this message to those you know who would appreciate the opportunity to make a difference.

Thank you so much.  Your compassion is appreciated more than you know.


Carla J. Hitz

by @ 8:25 pm. Filed under Group News

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