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Fla. Muslims to Sponsor ‘Day of Dignity’ for Homeless in Palm Beach

IR-Day-of-Dignity(Palm Beach, FL, 10/16/13) — On Friday, October 18, local Muslims will collaborate with Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County to provide health and human services for the homeless in West Palm Beach during a “Day of Dignity.”

WHEN/WHERE: 9 a.m. to noon, 3900 Broadway, West Palm Beach, Fla.
CONTACT: CAIR-South Florida Executive Director Nezar Hamze, 954-673-9459, nhamze@cair.com; To volunteer or for more information, contact 954-309-4797.

The Day of Dignity is an annual nationwide campaign — now in its ninth year — that is coordinated and sponsored by Virginia-based Islamic Relief USA. Last year's campaign benefited more than 17,500 people across the nation by providing food, clothing, school supplies, blankets, hygiene kits, medical care and screenings, HIV/AIDS testing through collaboration with the US Department of Health and Human Services, job training and GED information, haircuts, and toys for children, and much more.

With 50 million Americans living in poverty, including 17 million children, Day of Dignity events create an opportunity for caring individuals from diverse communities to provide services to their neighbors in need. Other cities holding events throughout the fall are Washington, DC, Seattle, Ft. Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, Brooklyn, Bronx, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, and Flint.

Islamic Relief USA is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) humanitarian organization with eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. In 2010, Islamic Relief USA programs benefited more than 4.3 million people in 34 countries, including the United States. For more information, visit irusa.org <http://irusa.org>.

In an effort to serve humanity, The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Florida Inc. a Florida based nonprofit 501c (3), coordinates its efforts with Islamic Relief to bring the Day of Dignity annually to South Florida's homeless and marginalized communities.

The Day of Dignity provides beneficiaries with information about important resources available to them in their time of need and fosters the spirit of service and volunteerism in the community.

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