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News | Oct. 6, 2020

Bilal Muhammad, work leader at DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, has been awarded the David Ennis DLA Distribution Community Service award

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Bilal Muhammad has been awarded the David Ennis Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Community Service Award for his efforts in addressing the needs of his local community and organizing a team of volunteers to address the problems.

In response to gang violence, drug addiction and bullying in schools in his local community Muhammad organized 10 different peaceful rallies to bring together community members, parents and local leaders. The success of his efforts was echoed in the local media attention that noticed and further spread his message.

Muhammad has been actively working to reduce community violence for more than 30 years. His desire for a better community and the passion he holds onto is an amazing inspiration especially with the adversity Muhammad has faced over the years. Despite having lost one sibling in a fatal shooting and another to drugs, Muhammad has remained steadfast in his devotion to see improvements in his community.

Muhammad and his team of dedicated individuals strive to plant seeds of empowerment in their communities through discussion and partnerships with their local law enforcement. Muhammad is so quick to react to the needs of his community, and the relationships so strong that he can arrange a community rally, with the appropriate permits, within hours of identifying a need.

Muhammad has brought pride and dignity to his beloved community, and his kind spirit affects not just his community, but touches those at his workplace as well. His actions reflect greatly upon himself and identify the responsibility we all bear to be an active, caring, and dedicated part of our community efforts.