Islamic Relief USA and Baltimore Muslims to Serve Neighbors in Need on ‘Day of Dignity’

Islamic Relief USA to Serve Neighbors in Need on ‘Day of Dignity’Local Muslims will share food, health care and more with homeless residents on Sept. 24 in the 100 block of North Front Street Baltimore, MD.

Muslim Social Services Agency (MSSA) will provide services and resources to low income, homeless families and individuals living in Baltimore City in order to improve their quality of life. They plan to offer free hot meals, hygiene kits, t-shirts, socks, free access to healthcare screening, blood pressure checks, job referral information, eviction prevention information, free fruits and vegetables and school supplies. As a special event, MSSA will be organizing a “Dining Experience” for the homeless of Baltimore City. Linen covered tables and chairs will be lined out and homeless people will be given an exceptional dining experience by volunteers. The event is supported by Islamic Relief USA, a humanitarian aid organization serving 10 million people annually worldwide.

“We want to provide the homeless with a day of compassionate care and dignity,” said event coordinator Imam Hassan Amin. “We understand that feeding one who is hungry or helping a needy, helpless person or one reduced to extreme poverty who has none to help him does not win us fame or a great reputation. Our religion encourages Muslims to help the needy and poor and that gives true meaning and purpose to everything we do.”

Baltimore, MD will be one of 17 cities in the nation hosting a Day of Dignity, a flagship nationwide Islamic Relief USA initiative that aims to empower communities to come together to bring awareness, provide resources, deliver services, and build community around the issues of hunger and homelessness.

Islamic Relief USA has partnered with local organizations across the United States for over a decade to host the annual Day of Dignity event. Day of Dignity creates an opportunity for caring individuals from diverse communities to provide services to their neighbors in need. It is a day to come together and work together for a better world. The food and services are available to anyone in need, regardless of faith.

Event Details:

Location: 100 block of North Front Street Baltimore, MD 21202

Date : September 24, 2016

Media Contact for IRUSA: Mayssoun Olabi molabi@irusa.org or 703-370-7202
Media Contact for MSSA: Imam Hassan A. Amin imamhassanamin@verizon.net or 410-733-2231

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Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves. Its programs benefit millions of people each year around the world, including in the United States.

Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of theInternational Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Muslim Social Services Agency (MSSA) is a non-profit 501 c 3 tax exempted organization. It has been in existence since2003. Its mission is to provide resources and services to poor, low income and homeless families and individuals in order to help them improve upon their quality of life. Our website is www.muslimsocialservicesagency.org.Our organization is strictly operated by volunteers. We have assisted over20,000 families and individuals with accessing resources and services. Some of our partners are: Islamic Relief, Baltimore City Police Department, CAIR, ICNA Relief, United Muslim Relief, Zakah Foundation, MercyUSA, Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism, Walmart Foundation and many more