CAIR-OH, APPNA-OH Seek Volunteers to Pack Quake Aid

CAIR-OH, APPNA-OH Seek Volunteers to Pack Quake Aid

CAIR-OH, APPNA-OH Seek Volunteers to Pack Quake Aid

(COLUMBUS, OH, 10/18/05) - CAIR-Ohio and APPNA-Ohio (Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America) need volunteers in Cleveland to help pack medical supplies for delivery to the victims of the recent earthquake in Pakistan. The supplies will be sent to physician teams going to Pakistan and partnering with local hospitals to bring expertise and medical relief directly to those in need.

Volunteers may be from a medical or nonmedical background. Medical personnel will direct the packing, using lists of needed supplies prepared by APPNA. Nonmedical volunteers will pack the supplies, close and label boxes and load the boxes into a van for transport.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2005, from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: The Medwish warehouse is located at the Cleveland Clinic Parker Building, 17325 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44112. Directions and more information about the warehouse can be found at www.medwish-international.org.

Transportation options: The Islamic Society of Greater Columbus will be sending a van and have seats available. They will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the Omar Ibn El Khattab Masjid, located at 580 Riverview Drive, Columbus, OH. The ISGC van plans to return to Columbus by midnight, insha'allah. Please call 614-397-3693 as soon as possible to reserve a seat in the van.

Volunteers may also drive on their own using the directions on the website, but please let a coordinator below know you plan to come.

Other notes: Volunteers who are fasting should consider bringing a packed iftar.

For more information, or to RSVP to volunteer, please contact: Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin at 614-560-0272 or call CAIR-Ohio at 614-451-3232.


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