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CAIR-SV: Sacramento Valley Muslims to Call for Urgent Quake Aid

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 10/28/05) – On Monday, October 31, leaders of the Sacramento Valley Muslim community, along with representatives of the Interfaith Service Bureau (ISB), will hold a press conference to announce an urgent appeal to help victims of the devastating earthquake in South Asia.

WHAT: News Conference Announcing Quake Aid Appeal and Fundraising Dinner
WHEN: Monday, October 31, 2005, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: In Front of Sacramento City Hall
CONTACT: CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra, (916) 441-6269, e-mail:; ISB Executive Director Reverend Dexter McNamara, (914) 448-2212

The community leaders will also announce a fundraising dinner to collect monetary donations and clothing to be sent to the devastated areas. The dinner will held on Tuesday, November 1, from 5-8 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, 1215 J Street, Sacramento.

United Nations officials say relief flight to the quake victims may be suspended soon unless more aid is forthcoming.

SEE: “Quake Copters May be Grounded”

Official reports indicate that at least 55,000 people were killed in the devastating earthquake that shook Pakistan, Kashmir, India and Afghanistan. Many more may die unless aid reaches them in time.


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