FRESNO (Calif.) — Akram Mohammed Mohsen uses social networking for social good.
He connects his 3.7million followers around the world to people in need right here at the Valley.
He saw Mariam Villa, pop-up shop proprietor, struggling to make sales at her stand days before Valentine’s Day.
So he posted his booth on his social networking page.
His followers suggested to him that he give her $500 and purchase all of her products so that she could be home with her family for Valentine’s Day.
“We bought her out and me and Jerry handed out all the flowers to anybody that we can find,”He said.
Villa is a mother of three and a spouse.
She worked late for many days trying to sell her product to pay her bills.
“When he told me, I was surprised,”She spoke. “This is the time to go back to my husband and spend time with them because honestly, I just thought I was going to be with them all night.”
But the kindness didn’t end there.
Mohsin was surprised by dozens of Fresno women on Valentine’s Day when he took the gifts.
He handed each person a bouquet with flowers, balloons, gift boxes, and more.
This is not the only gesture.
Mohsen uses Tower Gas and Tower Market from his family to make an impact on people who are experiencing homelessness, financial hardship, or substance abuse.
“They are going through it but they are so humble, they won’t ask for the help,”He said. “When you do it for them, they are really going to appreciate it.”
Mohsen does not intend to stop there. Mohsen says he will continue to work with Mayor Jerry Dyer on housing the homeless.
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