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Texas Muslims To Feed Hurricane Evacuees On 9/11

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(HOUSTON, TX, 9/8/05) – On Sunday, September 11, some 1200 Muslim
volunteers will feed Hurricane Katrina evacuees in four shifts at the George
R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. National and local
representatives of the Muslim Hurricane Relief Task Force (MHRTF) will also
hold a noon news conference at the convention center to outline the
American Muslim community’s ongoing relief efforts.

WHAT: News Conference Outlining Muslim Hurricane Relief Efforts
WHEN: Sunday, September 11, Noon (Central)
WHERE: The George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las
Americas, Houston, Texas
CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Executive Director Iesa Galloway, 713-838-2247,
832-656-0449, E-Mail: iesa.galloway@cairhouston.org; Islamic Relief,
Arif Sheikh, 310-351-3931, E-Mail: arif@irw.org

In a statement, MHRTF said: “The Texas Muslim community¿s response to
the suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina has been overwhelming. Because
of that response, Texas Muslims have committed to feed the evacuees for
a second day.”

The Houston Muslim community has trained more than 2500 volunteers to
be available for hurricane relief.

The newly-formed Muslim Hurricane Relief Task Force recently announced
a pledge to raise $10 million in humanitarian relief. MHRTF members
include (in alphabetical order) Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR), Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA), Islamic Relief, Islamic
Society of North America (ISNA), Kind Hearts, Life for Relief and
Development, Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society
(MAS), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and Muslim Ummah of North
America (MUNA). For more information on the task force, go to:
www.mhrtf.net

This weekend¿s feeding of the evacuees is taking place in coordination
with the Second Baptist Church of Houston and Interfaith Ministries of
Greater Houston (IMGH). For more information on relief efforts by the
local Muslim community, go to: www.houstonmuslimrelief.com

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CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org
Edina Lekovic, 213-383-3443, communications@mpac.org
Mohamed Elsanousi, 317-839-1803, melsanousi@isna.net

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CAIR
Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: cair@cair-net.org
URL: http://www.cair-net.org

 

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