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CAIR-LA: Muslims Collect Aid for Hurricane Victims

(ANAHEIM, CA – 9/8/05) The Southern California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) will serve as one of several ‘drop-off’ locations for in-kind donations in its local area for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Islamic Relief, an international relief and development organization with over 20 years of expertise in disaster relief, is heading the relief effort. Currently, it is helping Katrina victims in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

WHAT: Drop off your in-kind donations for Hurricane Katrina. Items accepted: Canned food, bottled water, clean clothes for men, women, children, and babies (shoes must be brand-new), toys, diapers (must be brand-new in the original packaging). Please note that donated items must be carried up a flight of stairs.

WHERE: CAIR-LA, 2180 W. Crescent Ave. Suite F, Anaheim, CA 92801

WHEN: Through Friday, September 9, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For other donation drop-off locations, contact: Sherrel Johnson of CAIR-LA at (714) 776-1847 or socal@cair.com.

CONTACT: Islamic Relief: Ahmed Shama, (818) 238-9520 ext. 17 or (310) 995-7563, ashama@irw.org; CAIR-LA: Sherrel Johnson, (714) 776-1847 or socal@cair.com

 

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