January 01 2007
Operation HOPE Statement on the Passing of Community Leader, Muhammad Nassardeen
Community leader, family man, mentor, friend and quintessential businessman
LOS ANGELES---October 12, 2007----The passing of Recycling Black Dollars Founder, Muhammad Nassardeen is a great loss to the entire Los Angeles community and beyond. The Operation HOPE family wishes to send its heartfelt blessings and warmth to the Nassardeen family.
Muhammad’s drive to bring individuals together and promote success for his people truly was his purpose and mission in life. As a father, husband, mentor, and friend, we salute him for setting such a high bar for future generations who will not have the opportunity to meet this amazing hero. We will truly miss this giant who possessed great compassion, vision, and integrity.
"Muhammad Nassardeen wasn\'t just a community hero, he was one of mine.” Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO, John Hope Bryant opined. “I remember the last time I saw Muhammad. He had that warm, loving, engaging smile that always graced his entrance, and his hug that reminded you, "you are my brother." Bryant continued, "Today, he stands next to the Father, which while we are immensely saddened by his home going, is only fitting for a man of his stature and substance. We will miss Muhammad in the community. We will miss him at Operation HOPE. I will miss him, in my life."
Novelist Benjamin Disraeli once said, “‘The legacy of a hero is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” We should learn from the example of how Muhammad Nassardeen lived life and let that be our inheritance from him.