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CAIR-NV Urges Muslims to Volunteer for Humanitarian Day

(LAS VEGAS, NV, 9/13/07) – The Nevada chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NV) is calling on local Muslims to take part in Humanitarian Day 2007.

Humanitarian Day is an event designed to help local communities in need, especially the homeless. Humanitarian Day was launched in 2002 in Los Angeles’ downtown ‘skid row.’ Over the years the event has grown in scale and now occurs every Ramadan in partnership with local organizations.

“On Humanitarian Day we will serve and provide dignity to the homeless population,” said Imam Fateem Seifullah of Masjid As-Sabur. “This year we should provide food to 25,000 people in 22 cities nationwide.&rdquo

WHAT: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
WHERE: Masjid As-Sabur, 711 Morgan Avenue, Las Vegas, NV.
WHEN: Sunday, September 30, 2007, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CONTACT: Imam Fateem Seifullah, 702-563-9134, E-Mail: vegasmasjid@aol.com; Diana Saleem, 702-265-0103, E-Mail: almaun@gmail.com

In addition to food donations, the needy will also be given blankets, clothing items, and free health screenings.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to promote justice, enhance the understanding of Islam, and empower American Muslims.

CONTACT: CAIR-NV Executive Director Yasser Moten, Tel: 702-448-8601, E-Mail: ymoten@cair.com

 

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