WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — Nasrat Ahmad Yar GoFundMe has raised over $320,000 in just two days.
Via GoFundMe: Nasrat Ahmad Yar, a dedicated local national interpreter who bravely served alongside U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan for a decade, brought his family to the United States after the collapse of the Afghan government in August 2021. After settling in Alexandria, Virginia, Nasrat wasted no time in securing employment as a tow truck driver and rideshare driver to provide for his loved ones.
Nasrat’s commitment to his family and community was unwavering. He always extended a helping hand to friends and family and readily assisted anyone in need. He was immensely proud to be in the U.S., and grateful for the safety and opportunities that would be afforded to his four young children.
Tragically, on July 3rd, 2023, Nasrat’s life was cut short when he was shot and killed while working an extra late shift for a rideshare company in Washington D.C. This devastating loss has left a void that cannot be filled in the lives of numerous family members and friends. Nasrat was the sole provider for his wife and four children, aged 15 months to 13 years.
Lyft driver found shot to death in DC. Disturbing surveillance video captures what sounds like four younger suspects talking about the deadly shooting as they run away. https://t.co/lu8RKrGjKP pic.twitter.com/KhuvAHVgwf
— Allison Papson (@AllisonPapson) July 6, 2023
We invite you to join us in honoring the memory of Nasrat Ahmad Yar and supporting his grieving family during this challenging time. Every contribution to this fundraiser will directly assist Nasrat’s widow in meeting their basic living expenses and covering essential needs as they strive to rebuild their lives without him.
By donating to this cause, you become a beacon of hope for Nasrat’s family, ensuring that they can navigate the path ahead with the support and stability they desperately need. Your generosity will make a significant difference in alleviating their financial burdens as they work towards a brighter future. Join us in making this fundraiser a resounding success and empowering his family with the resources and care they deserve.
America 🇺🇸 is in a Spiritual Battle!
Nasrat Ahmad Yar, 31-year-old man who served as an interpreter in Afghanistan, escaped after the Taliban takeover. He was a father of four living in Alexandria, Virginia for less than a year and was gunned down..#mapoli #nhpolitics #gapol pic.twitter.com/j4VJAAUfNJ
— Darius Mitchell_ Hip-Hop Republicans 2023🇺🇸 (@LowellCouncilor) July 6, 2023
All funds raised through this campaign will be directly disbursed to Nasrat’s widow by the non-profit organization Heart of an Ace to support the immediate and ongoing needs of their family.
Heart of an Ace is a Florida-based 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit corporation. Our EIN is 87-4159229. All contributions are tax deductible.
We are collaborating with a fundraising effort on Facebook hosted by Help Build Tomorrow to assist the Ahmad Yar’s with the cost of Nasrat’s burial and other immediate needs in the wake of this tragedy. Both fundraisers directly support Nasrat’s widow. The Facebook effort can be found here:
Nasrat Ahmadyar, father of four young children was recently arrived Afghan refugee who just moved to the DMV from Pennsylvania few months ago in pursuit of a better life, little did he know that his new job as a Lyft driver will lead to his demise. He was killed by unknown gunmen while he was driving in Washington DC.
As a community, we are helping his widow to pay for the burial expenses and some more to keep her afloat while she manages to stand on her own. The money collected will be directly deposited to his wife’s account without any administrative fees and the entire process will be shared with the community.
This is a difficult time for Ahmadyar family, please keep them in your prayers and extend your support.