West End Islamic Center Fundraiser 2021

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September, 2021 Milestones

August Completed Tasks
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● External Metal Studs Inspection from County.
● Backfill.
● Finish Both Staircases Installation.
● First Floor Metal Stud Framing - First Phase Complete.
● Acquire AutoCAD and release form from Lu for Freeland Engineering - Complete (Manual Trace).
● Pending Invoice validations and account reconciliation with Questar Builders.
● Shady Grove entrance - Grading with stone/gravel laid down (additional scope for July).
● Obtained Quotes and visited local supplier in Richmond for Brick and Stone.
● Inspection and Approval acquired from Hilles Carnes for all completed jobs above.
Disclaimer:
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The current supply chain issues are affecting the construction industry and it has an impact on our project. Currently we are waiting for gravel which has been delayed for almost 2 weeks In addition, price increases for raw materials can impact the project timelines. These supply chain delays are unfortunately expected to continue in 2021 and next year according to industry experts.
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Pending / In Progress Milestones for August
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● Acquire Quotes - Overall challenge to get response from contractors and delays in obtaining quotes.
○ Plumbing.
○ Grading, Curb & Gutter.
○ Stucco, Brick and Stone - material quotes obtained - installation/labor pending.
● Contract for Electrical finalization - working on additional quotes to get better price.
● Fiber Board wrap-around - Contractor didn’t start the work as promised, arranged alternative.
● Relocate HVAC to ground level - decision and estimate pending (MEP).
August - Projected Milestones
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● Fire Sprinkler final Quotes in progress.
● Fiber board Install (Sheathing) - Cesar.
● Concrete pour on both staircases - Questar.
● Grading on site - Cesar.
● Extra dirt haul away - Questar.
● Metal stud framing indoor second phase - H.E. Amin.
● Gas connection - Department of Public Utilities.
● Phase 1 - Curb and Gutter - Cesar.
● Storm drains pipe install - Cesar.
● Ramp architectural plans - Ray Freeland Architects .
● Brick, Stucco, Stone & Dome - Finalization for color scheme and product specs.
● Straw and Seeds on graded area - Cesar.
● Staking for Grading - AES.
● Windows and Door quotes finalization - waiting on one more company quote.

Updates From Last Year

All Steel Columns Installed and deliverables completed (Final inspection by county on stell stucture.)

Concrete poured on first floor (inspection passed by independent Inspectors)

Steel structure for dome in progress
(estimated completed end of
April)

Metal flooring for roof, first floor,mezzanine and basement Completed (inspection passed by county on metal flooring

Final steel column enclosure work in basement with concrete Blocks in progress (estimated completion early may)

Welding completed on metal flooring (final inspection passed)

Your help is urgently needed to complete
the next phase of construction.

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said “Whoever builds a Masjid for Allah, Allah will build him/her a house in Paradise.” Bring Paradise closer by being part of this project!

2021
Targect-Phase IIA- Exterior Building

Materials Cost
1 Stair $60,000
2 Windows & Doors $25,000
3 Brick Work $42,000
4 Ramps $20,000
5 Stucco $150,000
6 Roof & Dome $75,000
7 Fiber Board $13,000
Sub-total= $385,000

2021
Targect-Phase IIB- Site Work

Materials Cost
1 Backfill $30,000
2 Stone Work $30,000
3 Remove Existing Parking $30,000
4 Stormwater Management $10,000
5 Remaining Water Sewer $10,000
6 Grading $10,000
7 Curb And Gutter $10,000
8 Asphalt TBD
9 Entrance $5,000
Subtotal= $135,000

2021
Targect-Phase III- Interior Building

Materials Cost
1 Electrical Service Wiring $117,000
2 Electrical Fixtures $56,000
3 HVAC $100,000
4 Plumbing Rough-in $65,000
5 Plumbing Fixtures $20,000
6 Toilet Partitions $5,000
7 Flooring $10,000
8 Sheetrock Insulation $12,000
9 Fire Alarm $10,000
10 Elevator TBD
11 Sprinkler System $50,000
Subtotal = $445,000

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Frequently Asked Questions

Muslim population in the western part of Richmond has been growing for years but there is no mosque in a  closer proximity to fulfill the spiritual needs to the community. The local Muslim community has pooled its resources to make temporary arrangements that has been partially fulfilling their needs.  These temporary arrangements are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain and support.  Construction of the West End Islamic Center (WEIC) will fulfill a decades old need of the Muslim community of Richmond. WEIC will act as a beacon of religious harmony and understanding and will reach out to other faiths to build a tolerant and inclusive community in the greater Richmond area. 

West End Islamic Center (WEIC) is a non-for-profit 501(c)3 registered organization. Tax-ID: 45-2507321. Donations made to 501C type organizations are often tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more information regarding tax-deductible donations to 501(c) organizations.

For years we have relied upon rental spaces and our small facility. Our primary rental space has been sold and is due to shut down in the next year. We are now in the final phases of construction with many visible accomplishments. If we meet our fund raising goals, we are due to complete this project by next Ramadan,2021  insha’Allah. We need everyone to go above and beyond their means. Please Donate!

Address: 5000 Shady Grove Rd,Glen Allen, VA 23059

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Richmond is a large metropolitan area and the Muslim population is spread throughout the region.  There is a need to build mosques at strategic locations to cater to the spiritual needs of the Muslim community. There are a few mosques already built in the region that are fulfilling the needs of their congregants.  The WEIC will fulfill the needs of the Muslim community residing in the Western part of the city and will be the first mosque built in this region. Currently about 300 congregants attend Friday prayers in temporary arrangements provided by the WEIC.  The new center will have a capacity of 400 people that will adequately serve their needs.

The Masjid has traditionally been the center for a Muslim. The current political environment further necessitates that we have a place for the wellbeing of our community, for interfaith dialogues, as well as to provide help to those in need.

You are welcome to come and visit the center any time. If you visit during the regular prayers timings, you may be able to meet people and ask questions.  If you would like to have a guided tour, we will be happy to arrange that as well.

The WEIC believe in transparency and accountability. Donors can always ask for financial information about the project.  Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions or concerns about your donations.

WEIC is expected to be fully functional in 2022.  Much of the constriction work has already been completed.  Completion of the remaining work is dependent upon availability of funds. Your donation could make a difference.

How can I support this project?

There are many ways to support the project.  Every level of contribution is welcome and appreciated.  You can make a onetime donation, contribute monthly or finance a part of the project.  Please donate online on : WEIC website.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you need additional information or need a special arrangement.

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“Indeed, those men and women who give in charity and lend to Allah a good loan will have it multiplied for them, and they will have an honourable reward”. 57:18

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