(NEW YORK, NY, 10/2/07) – The New York chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today urged Muslim New Yorkers and all people of conscience to volunteer with the Muslims Against Hunger Project (MAHP). The project will host its first New York initiative at a soup kitchen in Long Island on Monday, October 8.
CAIR-NY’s support of the event is part of the “Muslims Care” campaign, a nationwide effort launched to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community.
1. VOLUNTEER your time and energy.
WHAT: Prepare and serve more than 450 lunches to the needy
WHEN: Monday, October 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Interfaith Nutrition Network located at 100 Madison Avenue, Hempstead, NY
CONTACT: MAHP National Coordinator Zamir Hassan at firstname.lastname@example.org a time slot by October 4 or for further information.
2. SPONSOR cost of lunches at $5.30 per meal.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 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-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali 212-870-2002, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212-870-2002, 732-429-4268, firstname.lastname@example.org