The City of Marshall is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $3,000 from the Marshall Somali Community in response to COVID-19. Over one hundred members of the Somali Community have come together to raise these funds with the goal of supporting the city and its residents during this unprecedented time.
“As we battle COVID-19 our Somali Community in Marshall have come together and asked ourselves what can we do as citizens of this great City of Marshall we all love and call home,” said Mohamed Ahmed, Somali Community Leader. “We all need to come together and help each other in any way we can because we are all in this together.”
In response to this substantial donation, Mayor Byrnes stated, “I am amazed at the thoughtfulness of our Marshall Somali Community. This is incredible.”
Mayor Byrnes is looking for ways to utilize this generous donation so that it will have the greatest impact for our city and the residents of Marshall.
The Marshall Somali Community, represented by Somali Community committee members, presented the donation to Mayor Byrnes and City Councilmember Steven Meister, who has played a vital role in the response to COVID-19, accepting on behalf of the City of Marshall.