Minneapolis Muslims to Distribute Food, Clothing to Families in Need
Minneapolis, Minn. (Sept. 24, 2010) – Dozens of volunteers from the Twin Cities Muslim community will help distribute food, clothing and hygiene kits and offer health screenings to more than 500 local individuals in need as part of Islamic Relief USA’s (IR USA) annual Day of Dignity campaign, Sunday September 26, 2010 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55454.
In its eighth year, Day of Dignity is a nationwide campaign that recruits more than 2000 volunteers who in turn serve around 20,000 of the homeless and people in need in 22 cities throughout America. Minneapolis’ event will take place at the Brian Coyle Center in the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood.
“Day of Dignity is an event that should take place 365 days out of the year, every year,” said Saleem Khaled, manager of domestic programs at IR USA. “But until we can reach that capacity, we will take whatever opportunity we can to encourage others to give of their time, of their wealth, and of their compassion to those in need.”
Co-sponsors of this event include: Building Blocks of Islam, Rahma Community Clinic, and the Brian Coyle Center.
Inspired by Islam’s values on charitable giving and community development, IR USA is a relief organization dedicated to alleviating poverty through disaster relief and development projects in the U.S. and globally for communities regardless of color, race, religion, or creed.
For the seventh consecutive year, Islamic Relief USA has been awarded four stars by Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the country. This prestigious award puts Islamic Relief among the top 2.25 percent of charities in the nation. To learn more, visit, www.islamicreliefusa.org.