(COLUMBUS, OH 6/20/05) – On Saturday, June 18, representatives of the Ohio office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-OH) and members of the interfaith community in central Ohio helped clean fire damage at Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Columbus. The church was gutted by an accidental fire several weeks ago. “It was inspiring to see so many people of different faiths working together for a common goal,” said CAIR-OH Board Member Abdinur Mohamud, who took part in the clean-up. CAIR-OH’s participation in the clean-up effort is part of the group’s national “Muslims Care” campaign designed to promote volunteerism in the American Muslim community. To learn more about “Muslims Care,” go to http://www.muslims-care.org. CAIR-Ohio has three offices in Ohio – Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio, Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org