“It’s one day a year for us to come out here & give back to people who don’t have access to services like these,” volunteer Faisal Zahoor said. “I’m lucky to have a bed and warm food every night, & not everyone is that fortunate.”
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Islamic Relief USA and multiple other donors contributed to the day's event
Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) have renewed their landmark commitment to working together on humanitarian causes.
Bay Area Community Unite and Muslim Americans for Peace and Prosperity joined forces with Islamic Relief USA to raise money for fire victims.
This year, 20 cities across the country participated in the event, said Naeem Muhammad, the U.S. programs manager for Islamic Relief USA.
Islamic Relief USA, San Diego’s “Day of Dignity” was one of several similar events that have been held across the country to reach out to the indigent and lower-income households in need of services and the staples of everyday living.
National partner, Islamic Relief USA, said past events have inspired volunteers to establish service programs and organizations that aid communities year-round, said spokesman Minhaj Hassan.
Hot meals, hair cuts and health service were just some of the resources Lexington's homeless community was able to utilize during the city's first "Day of Dignity."
The services were provided by Share Center and Islamic Relief USA.
The Lexington SHARE Center along with IRUSA collaborated to host a day of service for homeless and impoverished people. The group provided dental and medical screenings, a job fair, winter supplies, hot meals, and much more
Lexington’s Muslim community is holding it’s first-ever “Day of Dignity” Saturday. The event, to be held at Douglas Park off Georgetown Street will take place from 9:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon.