CAIR-MI: METRO-DETROIT MUSLIMS SPONSOR HUMANITARIAN DAY TO ASSIST THE HOMELESS
(LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI, 10/11/06) – On Saturday, October 14, Metro-Detroit Muslims will sponsor the 2nd Annual Humanitarian Day in Detroit to assist the homeless. The event is sponsored by Islamic Relief, Life for Relief and Development, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) and other organizations, which will provide free medical screenings and distribute hygiene kits, clothing and foodstuffs.
Detroit’s homeless population is estimated to be 30,000, and organizers aim to service 3,000 on Humanitarian Day.
WHAT: Humanitarian Day for the Homeless
WHERE: Cass Park (Second Ave. and Temple, near the Masonic Temple Theater)
WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2006, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
“Although Muslims see themselves as an integral part of the community and engage themselves in community service throughout the year, being charitable during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan takes on special religious significance,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.