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CAIR Launches ‘Project Insan’ in Honor of MLK Day to Support Baltimore’s Underserved Homeless Communities

(BALTIMORE, MD, 1/18/20) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched ‘Project Insan’ to support underserved homeless communities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

‘Project Insan’ is a year-long campaign in which volunteers will gather one day each month, in a COVID-19 compliant setting, to pack brown bag lunches for distribution in Baltimore to people experiencing homelessness.

The initiative is named after Chapter (Surah) 76 “Al-Insan” (“Humankind”) of Islam’s revealed text, the Holy Quran, that emphasizes the importance of feeding the less fortunate “. . .only for the sake of God, seeking neither reward nor thanks.” [Surah al-Insan, verse 9].

“The inspiration behind this project is illustrated by Dr. King’s quote: ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” said CAIR volunteer and Project Lead Shahd Al-Hadari. “Project Insan’s goal is to support others through difficult times as our brothers and sisters in humanity regardless of their faith. We strive to make a difference in their lives.”

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 Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

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