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CAIR-Austin to Join 9/11 Day of Service to Feed the Hungry and Provide Free Covid Vaccines

(AUSTIN, TX, 9/9/2021) – On Saturday, September 11, the North Austin Muslim Community Center (NAMCC) and the Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) will patriciate in a day of service by holding a Covid vaccination drive and soup kitchen to provide free vaccines and meals to the public.  

WHAT: 9/11 Austin Day of Service Covid Vaccination Drive and Soup Kitchen 

WHEN: Saturday, September 11th @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm   

WHERE: North Austin Muslim Community Center 

11900 N Lamar Blvd, Austin TX, 78753 

CONTACT: CAIR-Austin Coordinator Shaimaa Zayan, info@cairaustin.org, 512-785-7105 

“Our community is proud to come together and participate in this national day of service,” said Altaf Khatri, President of NAMCC. “As American-Muslims, we’re proud to give back to our community.” 

September 11th is a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance. Anyone needing a free Covid vaccine or booster can drive to NAMCC and get the shot. Doctors, nurses, and other staff will be on hand to administer shots and answer questions. An appointment is not needed, and walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers will also distribute meals to homeless shelters and people in need.  

“The tragedies of September 11 and the COVID-19 pandemic are global events that collectively impacted all of us,” said Shaimaa Zayan, Coordinator at CAIR-Austin. “This day of service is an opportunity to honor the lives lost on that tragic day by feeding the most vulnerable and providing life-saving vaccines to our neighbors.” 

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.  

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.  

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CONTACT: CAIR-Austin Coordinator Shaimaa Zayan, info@cairaustin.org, 512-785-7105

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