The Dawoodi Bohra community is leveraging the City of Fremont’s Drive Slow, Be Healthy campaign to bring City-sponsored lawn signs to homes along Old Canyon Road to help reduce speeding and encourage safer driving. Bohra volunteers are also picking up trash while distributing gloves and compostable 30-gallon trash bags in a “neighborhood clean up kit” to each home along Old Canyon Road.
Record breaking Bay Area heat and COVID cabin fever is bringing lots of visitors to the Alameda Creek in Niles. Along with them, speedier, unsafe driving along Old Canyon Road, pizza boxes, cans, and other litter throughout the neighborhood.
Under the guidance of the community’s global spiritual leader His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, Bohras maintain a deep commitment to cleanliness and safety.For over 35-years, the Dawoodi Bohra community of San Francisco has been based at Old Canyon Road in the Niles Area of Fremont and has engaged in a number of efforts to enhance the surrounding area, including habitat restoration, tree plantings, and trash clean ups.
“We love Old Canyon Road and feel a responsibility to step up and do what we can. We hope placement of lawn signs and our trash clean up efforts make a difference for everyone who lives in the neighborhood,”
“We love Old Canyon Road and feel a responsibility to step up and do what we can. We hope placement of lawn signs and our trash clean up efforts make a difference for everyone who lives in the neighborhood,” said Shakir Burhani, an Old Canyon Road resident and father of four kids.
“In normal times, we would organize a large group of volunteers to come together and clean up like we have done in the past. But given COVID considerations, we’re distributing clean up kits to support an individualized, household by household effort that doesn’t involve gathering of any kind,” Burhani continued.
“I’m so thrilled to see the Dawoodi Bohra community stepping up and partnering with the City to help make a positive impact in the community. Their contribution to encouraging safer driving and cleaner neighborhoods through initiatives like these is commendable.” said Yang Shao, Fremont City Councilmember – District 4.