Muslims urged to donate for D.C. sniper victims
A national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today asked members of the American Muslim community to help those impacted by recent sniper attacks in and around the nation’s capital by donating to a fund set up for that purpose.
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The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urged Muslims to send donations to the National Capital Area Healing Fund, established by United Way of the National Capital Area in partnership with SunTrust Bank. The fund is designed to “support the unmet immediate and long term needs of the victims, survivors and their families.”
“As Muslims, we have a duty to help those who have been so cruelly targeted. The Prophet Muhammad said, ‘Whoever believes in God and the Last Day should be generous to his neighbor,'” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. Awad also offered sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
Checks should be made out to “National Capital Area Healing Fund” and mailed to:
National Capital Area Healing Fund
95 M. Street SW,
Washington, DC 20024
Donations can also be made at any SunTrust Bank location in the Greater Washington Region. For additional information or to donate online, log onto www.unitedwaynca.org.
Anyone with information related to the investigation of the sniper attacks should call the police tip line at 1-888-324-9800.