#KeepingTheirLegacyAlive    #ForwardWithFaith


Razan Abu-Salha

19-year-old Muslim-American first-year architecture student at NC State University. She used her talent to benefit those around her, auctioning her pieces to raise funds for victims in Gaza and elsewhere. A year before her passing, Razan had just joined the UMR Triangle executive board and served as the designer and Project Downtown committee lead. She would organize monthly feeding the homeless initiatives in poorer areas of the Triangle area.

Yusor Abu-Salha

21-year-old alumni of North Carolina State University, planning to go to dental school at UNC in the fall of 2015. Yusor brought young women together in her community, forging strong friendships while she also focused on school. She also worked tirelessly with both Deah and Razan to support initiatives they partook in as well.

Deah Barakat

23-year-old in his second year at UNC Dentistry School. Deah lead and participate in dental relief missions and had a key role in starting the UMR Triangle Chapter with the other victims. “My brother, Deah, was a 6-foot-3-inch young man who had the kindest heart, who loved everyone he met, greeted strangers with hugs and dedicated his life to service,” said Suzanne Barakat on CNN”s AC360.

“Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.”

Tweeted by Razan Abu-Salha

Hijab is my constant reminder that we aren’t living for this world .. #Perseverance

-Yusor Abu-Salha


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As people of faith, we believe in the power of sincere prayer. We ask you all to pray sincerely not only for Deah, Yusor and Razan but for the millions of people right here in America and throughout the world who wake up to daily challenges born out of poverty and inequality.

I have a dream one day, to have a unified and structured community. Have a voice in our society and support the youth with their projects.

-Deah Barakat


Feed Their Legacy

Hold a canned food drive in your community. Research healthy giving and most needed items and collect them at school, work, your place of worship and more.

Sustain Their Legacy

Create a fundraising page on my.umrelief.org/OTW: Our Three Winners Endowment. Share this with your contacts and encourage them to donate!

Spread Their Legacy

Conduct any service activity in your community and spread awareness about the work Our Three Winners did. By educating people about their efforts and encouraging them to keep it sustained, you will have a part in keeping their legacy alive through your actions.