Building Bridges USA

For nearly two decades, Don Victor Mooney (53) activities in building bridges between the United States and Arab / Muslim world has been one of America's best kept stories of humanity. Through Don Mooney's activities, law enforcement in Africa and Middle East would develop professional friendship.

The Zayed Mile

In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the founder of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Don Victor Mooney carried out an activity in the United States and in the United Arab Emirates in 2018.


Don Victor Mooney saw an opportunity to bring genuine respect among law enforcement in Arab and Muslim worlds with the United States. Through his efforts to cross the Atlantic ocean from Senegal, he was befriend by a Senegalese Coast Guard official that rescued him when his boat sunk off the coast of Senegal in 2006. 

Mooney continued to do out reach programs to foster better understanding of Arab/ Muslim communities in New York City.

Adjunct officer, Matar Diop Kane, of Senegal Gendermarine met his counterparts at NYPD. This was made possible by former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. The Senegal Police officer would make additional trips to New York where he would again meet his counterparts and be received by New York elected officials.


In the aftermath of September 11th terrorist attacks, Don Victor Mooney engage United Nation member states to participate in a humanitarian project to foster healing and honor for the lives lost.  The first initiative garnered the support from Botswana, Bahamas, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Czech Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Egypt, Bhutan, Malaysia and Thailand. 

During Mooney's paddle around Long Island, he released dirt at Ground Zero, which was donated by Local 79, AFL-CIO and soil/ sand from UN member states that he released in the Atlantic Ocean as a tribute to the victims and heroes of 911 terrorist attacks.