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CAIR, Red Cross to Host Blood Drive in D.C.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/28/08) – On Friday, July 11, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), with the help of the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive at its Capitol Hill headquarters.
WHAT: Blood Drive
WHEN: Friday, July 11, 2008 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: CAIR National Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC
The drive is open to any volunteer willing and eligible to donate blood. Please confirm attendance and set up a time to donate by emailing CAIR Outreach Coordinator Aseel Elborno at aelborno@cair.com. If you have an eligibility question, please call 1-800-272-2048.
The blood drive is part of CAIR’s fourth annual summer-long “Muslims Care” campaign, which is designed to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community.
SEE: Muslims Care
http://www.muslimscare.org
“Hospitals and other medical facilities in the D.C. area constantly need donations of blood to help them in their work,” said CAIR Outreach Coordinator Aseel Elborno, who organized the event. “We hope the blood drive at our office can help save lives and remind us of our Islamic responsibility to offer relief when we can.”
She reminded would-be donors that each blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people.
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 Outreach Coordinator Aseel Elborno, Tel: 202-742-6417 or E-Mail: aelborno@cair.com

 

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