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1 Northwest Islamic Center Expansion Project

2 Overview Brief History of NWIC Current Status Ongoing Activities Expansion Project

3 Brief History Established in 2002 Goal: to serve the Muslim community of St. Louis, especially in North St. Louis County Jumah Prayers were held at a rented location until October of acres of land was purchased in October 2003 Masjid construction completed in October 2006

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5 Current Building 3600 square feet Capacity: 250 individuals Parking Spaces: 84

6 Imam Abdul Wajid In April 2009, Imam Abdul Wajid was hired as the full time Imam for NWIC Memorized the Qur'an at Darul Uloom in Buffalo, NY at the age of 12 Spent 2 years in Egypt learning the Arabic language Studied fiqh and hadith for 7 years at Jaamiah- ul-Uloom in Toronto

7 Ongoing Activities 5 daily congregational prayers Jumah congregational prayers Sunday School / Madrassa Brothers' & Sisters' Halaqas Taraweeh Prayers in Ramadan Daily community Iftar in Ramadan Eid Prayers Regional Charities

8 Sunday Madrassa 1 st full school year 42 registered students 4 teachers

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11 Expansion Project Attendance at Jumah Prayers has been exceeding our current capacity Average total attendance for Jummah Prayers has been approx. 500 Since November 2009, it has been necessary to hold 2 Jummah Prayers in order to accommodate all the musalleen Parking is also overcapacity – 5 to 7 volunteers are needed to coordinate parking on Fridays

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19 Expansion Project Addition of 4080 square feet to the existing building Total Building Capacity = 7680 square feet Addition of 124 parking spaces Total Parking Capacity = 208 spaces

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24 Project Details Multipurpose structure Prayer hall Weekend school / madrassa Social and religious activities Dining Area Full Service Kitchen Storage Areas Additional Bathrooms

25 Bids for Construction Multiple bids were obtained for the construction Lowest bid was submitted by RK Builders for a total cost of construction at $782,299

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27 Current Finances Funds Raised & Collected: $298,469 Expenses Paid: $76, Available Balance: $221, Outstanding Pledges: $26,500

28 Detailed Expenses Paid VendorAmount Paid Rangwala Architects$4, St. Louis County Surveying$9, Conrad Lutz Asooc. - mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work $4, Site Dev. Engineering – civil / site eng.$45, MO Dept. Of Natural Resources – fee for land disturbance $ MSD – plan review fee$ St. Louis County Dept. Of Health$ St. Louis County Treasurer – permits fee$6, Ringis Design Group – kitchen design$ Fundraising – May 24, 2009$4, TOTAL$72,323.89

29 Current Cost of Project Total Construction Cost: $782,299 Available Balance: $248,075 Amount Needed: $534,224 Target for Tonight: $200,000


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