FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
D.A.D. OFFERS TO BUY GROUND ZERO MOSQUE
TOWACO, NJ, (September 20, 2010) – Pat Gesualdo, President/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), publicly offered to double the price Donald Trump made to Imam Rauf and Sharif El-Gamal, for the purchase of the Mosque at Ground Zero, which currently brings the total to $12,000,000.00. Imam Rauf and Sharif El-Gamal refused Gesualdo’s offer. Gesualdo discussed the situation on a Fox Television Show in Baltimore MD recently. Gesualdo proposes to build a state-of-the-art therapy center that will include free therapy services for Rescue Heroes who are now disabled as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, free therapy services for special needs children whose parents were victims of 9/11, and free therapy services for Wounded Troops from the Wounded Warriors Project.
The overview has been sent to Donald Trump, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Patterson, and Governor Christie. The Christie Administration contacted D.A.D. President/CEO, and refused to comment on the New York City proposal, but did say they would be more than happy to speak with Gesualdo about bringing the therapy center to New Jersey, where the D.A.D. Headquarters are located.
“I offered Imam Rauf, Sharif El-Gamal, and Hisham Elzanaty $12,000,000.00 for the Ground Zero Mosque, which is double the offer that Donald Trump recently made,” says D.A.D. Program President-CEO Pat Gesualdo. “We plan to build a state-of the-art therapy center that will include free therapy services for Rescue Heroes who are now disabled as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, free therapy services for special needs children whose parents were victims of 9/11, and free therapy services for Wounded Troops. We are ready to raise the funds on our own if need be, and the center will be funded by our own organization, our own community, and our own Government. This is not a Christian Muslim issue. Disabilities don’t discriminate, and we work with all Races, Nationalities, and Religions, including Muslim, in our D.A.D. Program chapters throughout the World.”
Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo beat a severe battle with a disability as a child, and went on to pioneer the Healing Art of Drum Therapy. Gesualdo is also the Founder/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities.) Psychologists, neuroscientists, law enforcement agencies, special needs therapists, child protective service agencies, and teachers in over 15 countries use the D.A.D. Program to help the special needs population develop physical and cognitive functioning. D.A.D. is the top 5% most viewed profile on LinkedIn.
D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to have D.A.D. help wounded soldiers. The U.S. Department of State brought D.A.D. to Israel, to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank region. Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and community leaders join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.