From the Center for Arab American Philanthropy's (CAAP) blog:
For David Salha, opening a summer youth camp on his vacation property in northern Michigan has been a longtime dream.
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A Lebanese, Muslim American, and the owner of a mattress store in Detroit, David and his family have a history of involvement in scout troops; David’s son and daughter are active members of the boy and girl scouts, respectively. David wishes to utilize and share his passion and knowledge of the outdoors to positively influence and empower youth. Unfortunately, this passion project was not warmly received as David hoped it would be, as he has faced significant opposition in the Michigan county from which he requires zoning approval.Read more
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