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CAIR-OK: Muslims Answer President’s Call to Service

(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 8/25/09) – On Saturday September 5th, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will join with the NAACP, the Latino Community Development Agency and the Red Cross to mark National Service Week with Disaster Relief Response Training.

WHAT: Muslim Disaster Relief Response Training
WHERE: OKC National Memorial Museum, 620 North Harvey Ave. Oklahoma City, OK
WHEN: Saturday, September 5, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Pre-register at info@ok.cair.com or here.
(Registration is required to attend.)
CONTACT: 405-415-6851, E-Mail: info@ok.cair.com
The training is a project of President Barack Obama’s “United We Serve” campaign (www.serve.gov), CAIR’s “Muslim Care” initiative and “Muslim Americans Answer the Call” (www.muslimserve.gov). Information about the training will be entered in the Muslims Care database for submission to President Obama’s “United We Serve” initiative.
SEE: Show Muslim Support for President Obama’s Community Service Appeal
SEE ALSO: Muslims Care “United We Serve” Project Submission Form

CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi stated: “As Oklahomans, we need to be prepared when our neighbors experience hardship through natural disasters. We must be prepared by developing first responders in the multicultural and interfaith communities. Only then can we continue to build a better and safer community.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi, 405-248-5853, E-Mail: rhashmi@cair.com; CAIR-OK Chair Michael Aziz Gipson, E-Mail: mgipson@cair.com

 

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