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DC: Muslim Volunteers Sought for Women’s Shelter

CAIR: DC-AREA MUSLIM VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WOMEN’S SHELTER

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/17/07) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on D.C.-area Muslims to volunteer on Sunday, July 22, at My Sister’s Place battered women’s shelter as part of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) “Muslims Care” initiative.

The Muslim volunteers will deliver much-needed items such as diapers, towels, sheets, toothbrushes and pillows. They will also assist in sorting and organizing donated items.

Volunteers will meet at CAIR’s Capitol Hill headquarters at 9 a.m. before going to the shelter to begin working a four-hour shift at 10 a.m. (CAIR’s office is located at 453 New Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, D.C.) Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to participate in the event. Contact Maryam Jelvani at: mjelvani@cair.com

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim 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 Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com

 

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