(LAS VEGAS, NV, 5/6/2008) – The Nevada chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NV) today announced that the Las Vegas Muslim community collected more than 160 bags of clothing for local charities as part of its first annual Spring Clothing Drive.
Leaders from local Islamic institutions, including Masjid Haseebullah, Masjid As-Sabur, the Omar Haikal Islamic Academy, and the Islamic Information Center, encouraged local Muslims to donate generously to the charitable project. Items collected were given to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“As Muslims, it is our duty to help those in need in our community,” said CAIR-NV Board Secretary Aliyah Abid-Suba. “When we give of our own time and property, it helps us be grateful for what we have.”
The project was organized and implemented by CAIR-NV.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-NV Executive Director Yasser Moten, Tel: 702-448-8601, E-Mail: email@example.com