For the last 3 years our community Alhamdulillah (All praises be to Allah) has shown a tremendous growth. With this come lots of demands and challenges.
On February 21st, 2014, the Islamic Center of Glendale has purchased the adjacent property at 1113 Raleigh Street with a lot size of 9200 Sq. feet, and a house of 1328 SF, 2 bedrooms, 2 Bath, basement with windows. This will provide us with substantial expansion and benefits in the near and far future including housing for Imam. We have obtained a Qard-Hasan of $110,000 in order to close the escrow. Al-Hamdulillah we have paid the remaining amounts of Qard-Hasan on July 28th, 2015. We need to raise funds to enable us to rehabilitate and repair the house that is currently unusable due to its condition. We have obtained very rough estimate from two contractors that it will cost in the order of $75,000. We have cleaned the back yard and installed to gates one between the center and the new property and new entrance gate to the property from Raleigh Street. Also recently we have constructed a concrete driveway between the two properties at a cost of $2,350. We have an itemized list (on the home page right sidebar) of items that we encourage our dear brothers and sisters to sponsor an item or partial item of the repair list.
New Surveillance System
We have installed new Surveillance System to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. The system is monitoring the facility 24 hours daily.
New Central Vacuum System
Over the last 4 years we had purchased 3 commercial type vacuums but all went pad therefore, we installed a central vacuum system for its economical life cycle cost. Also it will provide a cleaner service since the canister that collects the dust is in the basement and remote from the prayer areas and therefore the dust leak to the prayer area is non-existence.
New 80 inch Monitor
We have installed a new 80 inch smart TV to be used as monitor for presentations by the Imam, speakers, .etc. The fund for the monitor was raised specifically for it at the end of Ramadan by brothers and sister who realized the great educational benefit to the community.