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U.S. MUSLIMS DESIGNATE FRIDAY AS 'HURRICANE RELIEF DAY'


September 01, 2005

Mosques urged to collect donations at congregational prayers

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/1/05) A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on mosques and Islamic centers nationwide to collect donations for hurricane disaster relief following Islamic congregational prayers (Jumah) on Friday.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked that the funds collected be sent to the American Red Cross or other relief groups offering assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. (See the list below compiled by the Associated Press.)

CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

To read CAIR's Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About

CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org; Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org

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RESOURCE: A List of Some National Charitable Organizations

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or https://www.redcross.org/
Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or http://www.er-d.org/
United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005/
Operation USA: 1-800-678-7255 or http://www.opusa.org
FEMA Charity tips: http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: http://www.nvoad.org/
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: http://www.la-spca.org/
Islamic Relief: http://www.irw.org/katrina
ICNA Relief: http://icnarelief.org
Humane Society of the United States: http://www.hsus.org

DC-Area Mosque to Collect Donations Hurricane Victims
Adam Center, 09/01/05

(STERLING, VA, 9/1/05) On Friday, September 2, the All Dulles Muslim Society (www.adamscenter.org) will have hurricane relief donation collection boxes at all Jumaa Locations: Main Center, Farifax Branch, Reston Branch, Leesburg Branch, and Tysons Corner Branch. Please make check payable to ADAMS with memo: "Hurricane Katrina"

The ADAMS Sisters Youth Groups will also collect Canned Food at the ADAMS Main Center

ADAMS urges Muslim Americans to donate generously to humanitarian organizations that are working to meet the needs of the affected people. ADAMS also urges Muslim Americans to volunteer in any capacity to help bring relief and comfort to the victims of this disaster.

CONTACT: ADAMS President Rizwan Jaka, E-Mail: rojpm@yahoo.com