'Three Winners Day' honors Chapel Hill shooting victims with volunteer opportunities
Deah Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abe-Salam, and her sister, Razan, are known as the "Three Winners" for their legacy of giving and Wednesday night the Chapel Hill Town Council honored them with a proclamation.Posted — Updated
“It’s still difficult, day to day. I just feel like this dark cloud because of the trial,” said Deah Barakat’s brother, Farris Barakat.
Now, Feb. 10 will take on a different meaning for Farris Barakat and other loved ones as the Town of Chapel Hill proclaimed the date as “Three Winners Day.” For family, friends and loved ones who admired Deah, Yusor and Razan, Feb. 10 will now be a joyful day.
“I think to myself, ‘What would I do to make them proud?’ I think my responsibility is really volunteering my time,” said friend Aaruba Ayesha.
“Carrying on and living our lives in the best way possible, just the way Yusor and Razan lived, so we want to focus on that,” said friend Nida Allam.
“Anything like this, the endowment, anything their friends have done, speaks to the individuals they were,” Farris Barakat said.
Several volunteer opportunities are planned for Feb. 10 in honor of “Three Winners Day.”
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