(CINCINNATI, 7/21/14) -- On July 20, 2014 the Cincinnati Muslim community, organized by CAIR-Cincinnati and other area Muslim organizations, worked to feed the homeless in the fasting month of Ramadan during its twelvth annual "Ramadan in Over-the-Rhine" project.
Muslim community volunteers came together to provide a hot meal to some 200 Cincinnati homeless men and women. The Muslim Free Clinic also provided free health checks to the homeless population.
"This annual event is an opportunity for us to give back to our community and also to train the next generation in the tradition of volunteerism and community service," said CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub. "There are university students in this program who started volunteering as young children 12 years ago. Some of these same young people also served meals at Ronald McDonald House before this event and then afterwards volunteered with Project Downtown to feed low income people in the downtown area."
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.