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CAIR-SV: Muslims Help with Disaster Relief Telethon

Sacramento Valley Muslims make phone calls during the KCRA Telethon

Sacramento Valley Muslims make phone
calls during the KCRA Telethon

(SACRAMENTO, CA 1/7/2005) On Tuesday January 4, KCRA Channel 3 held a fundraising telethon from 5:00AM to 11:30 PM, to help aid Asia Tsunami victims. Muslim community was invited to help with the telethon and more than 35 Sacramento Valley Muslims volunteered to take phone pledges for the American Red Cross.

Over $1.1 Million were raised during the telethon. All funds went to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

Millicent Ozdaglar, Special Projects Producer, KCRA News said “I am truly touched by the Muslim Community’s response to our invitation to join the KCRA 3/Red Cross Tsunami Disaster Relief Telethon. I thought staffing an 18 hour telethon in two days was going to be a challenge, but the Muslim Community’s dedication to humanity and community service made it a simple task. The volunteers showed both professional and personal integrity.”

Muslim youth from Sacramento Valley lend assistance during the KCRA telethon
Muslim youth from Sacramento Valley
lend assistance during the KCRA telethon

Maren Shawesh, CAIR-SV Secretary noted, “The Asia Tsunami was a tragedy that moved people globally. The efforts of KCRA Channel 3, in organizing this humanitarian effort and the generosity of Northern California communities are to be commended. The Muslim community is thankful to be a part of this effort.”

CONTACT: Maren Shawesh 916-441-6269

 

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