Maha Galal has worked to support the Christchurch Muslim community following the 15 March 2019 terrorist attack.
She volunteered her assistance to Christchurch Resettlement Services, leading to her employment with the organisation.
She initiated an Empowerment Project, which supports victims and families to find their way forward in a practical way.
She has made herself available to clients at all hours. She has supported widows with property matters.
She has represented the Muslim community at meetings with NGOs, support agencies and government ministries. She has organised formal celebrations and social gatherings.
Mrs Galal is a member of the Collective Impact Board, established following the March 15 Royal Commission report.