HIGH POINT,NC–The students and faculty of High Point University collected more than 2000 lbs of food in honor of the three Muslim students slain in North Carolina two months ago. This was part of a national drive to honor Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, who were gunned down in their home, according to press release from the university.
HPU students brought the movement to campus to honor the memory of these three individuals, who were service-minded and volunteered in many different ways during their short lives. The food was donated to the Out of the Garden Project, which feeds children in Guilford County.
“These individuals were dedicated to volunteer work,” says Ninaru Shtayyeh, an HPU student and native of Palestine who led the food drive. “Being a Muslim myself, it is as an honor to be a part of this and lead a campaign at High Point University in the United States.”
“It was very rewarding to see our school come together for this cause in just five days,” says Bridget Hess, another HPU student leader. “Even though they were killed in this tragic event, they are still alive through all of this and I am so glad we were able to feed their legacy.”