Belal Esa and AMWF receive Posthumous Congressional Proclamation for his work with the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation

Belal Esa and AMWF receive Posthumous State Proclamation/Resolution from The California Governor and State Legislature

November 1, 2023

Belal Esa and AMWF receive Posthumous Congressional Proclamation/Resolution for his work with the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF)

Belal Esa and AMWF receive Posthumous State Proclamation/Resolution from The California Governor and State Legislature
Belal Esa and AMWF receive Posthumous State Proclamation/Resolution from The California Governor and State Legislature

The U. S. Congress wrote;

In memoriam Honoring the Life of Belal Salih Esa, 

  • Sunrise: December 21, 1962  Sunset: September 19, 2022

In Whose Loving Memory We Pay Tribute and Reverence. Rest in Peace and Power.

On behalf of the 12th Congressional District of California.

I Express Our Deepest Condolences.

Barbara Lee

Member of Congress

Belal Salih Esa received a Posthumous State Proclamation/Resolution from U. S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee for his work with the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF), and Abdul-Jalil. They have received other Proclamations/Resolutions Honoring them from California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature, the Oakland City Council, the Mayor of the City of Albany, the City Council and the Albany Unified School District Board of Supervisors, Albany, CA, for their incredible community services as Muslim American’s that they have provided for many, many years!

The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF), since 1957, is a public services organization based on GIVING AND SHARING, is non-denominational, Multi-Cultural, 100% volunteer financed and operated relief organization that serves over 30,000 people a month. They received this Honor with the family of Belal Salih Esa whom was murdered in 2022.

IN GRATITUDE to his Family, the NINE (9) Muslim, Immigrant/Refugee, North African and needy Communities Belal provided sustenance to through the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF), from their Oakland base, serving a 100 mile radius to San Francisco, to Sacramento, to Stockton, to San Jose and back covering all points in between with food, medicine, clothing, educational and employment opportunities, mental and physical health referrals, legal aid, shelter and other necessities to the economically, mentally, and physically challenged; the poor and needy; the undereducated and undeserved; people living with sever illness including symptomatic HIV and AIDS; people living substance abuse; seniors 55 years and older; prenatal women; at risk youth; and home bound people living with serious illness; homeless, unhoused; immigrants and refugees; different-abled shut-in residents; and individuals, children, families, and organizations who lack these essentials for any reason. Through AMWF he provided private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance referrals FREE for ANYONE whom has the need!

AMWF has been heavily involved in and has taken the lead the servicing and protecting the most vulnerable of these homeless, unhoused communities since the 1970’s that as a result of COVID-19, now the government needs to address the spread of this Deadly agent of the virus. We provide direct, meaningful and essential sustenance extending these various services and programs to those most in need. Providing food IS AN ESSENTIAL service, so we are used for that purpose, we added new food resource donors, we MUST be out to serve and our work has TRIPLED!

For many YEARS prior to Covid, and since, we have provided FREE groceries, clothing, shoes, hygiene kits, sleeping bags, blankets, medicine, and hot chef’s prepared gourmet meals to the homeless and homeless encampments and habitations of ALL kinds, from the streets to parks, from trees and bushes to alleys, from corners to ditches, from hand built shanties to tents under freeway overpasses!

We provide FREE groceries, bagged and hot chef’s prepared gourmet meals, plus the above, to the Safe Parking Programs, among others, at local senior and community centers, and faith based organizations in an effort to provide families and/or individuals who have been displaced and are temporarily homeless, living in their vehicles and need a safe place to park and sleep overnight, with restrooms and an attendant present throughout the night at all of the locations.

We also provide food to those that had previously obtained necessary items at their Senior Center. But now that they’re closed, are vital to the wellness of the community and senior population with our Food Bank program and Free Farmers Market Food Give-Aways.

One Blessing of the pandemic is we have added MORE retail grocery stores pick ups and arranged several other groups programs with the young adults and kids to participate in servicing the poor, homeless, and senior shut-in’s, since they were out of school and needed something to do!! This will stick with them for LIFE!

We also annually hand out over 400 Eid gifts/toys to the youth twice a year for Eid and regularly during our weekly Jumaah Free Farmers Market Food Giveaways.

We provide direct, meaningful and essential sustenance extending these various services and programs to those most in need to MORE Muslims in America, per Allah (SWT), then ALL the Islamic charity groups COMBINED in the United States including Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America ICNA, Islamic Society of North America ISNA, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Community Association, MCA-SFBA, American Muslim Alliance (AMA), Center for Islamic Pluralism (CIP), Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA), the Muslim Reform Movement (MRM), Muslims Facing Tomorrow (MFT), the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), The Mosque Cares, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), American Muslim Alliance (AMA), The Mosque Foundation, American Muslim Task Force (AMTF), American Muslims for Civic Engagement (AMCE), The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), the Muslim Students Association (MSA), United Muslim Americans Association (UMAA), United Muslims of America (UMA), the UMMA, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Muslim Advocates, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), United States Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), MuslimARC, and Zaytuna College!!