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CAIR Calls on Mosques to Host Hurricane Florence Evacuees

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/12/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on mosques in the southeastern United States to host evacuees from areas impacted by Hurricane Florence.

“We urge mosque officials and Muslim community leaders to contact local emergency agencies and FEMA to determine how to offer support to those impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

He recommended that those potentially impacted by the hurricane go to the DHS website:

CAIR noted that the Muslim community in Georgia and Maryland already announced plans to join other faith communities in assisting those fleeing Hurricane Florence.

CAIR-GA: Georgia Muslims Prepare to Help Hurricane Florence Evacuees

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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 Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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