Islamic Relief USA to distribute 1,000 Turkeys in Nation’s Capital Tuesday

2015TurkeyDistributionNwslttr_02Islamic Relief USA will be teaming up with American Third Pillar Charities on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to give Thanksgiving turkeys-along with all the fixings- to 1,000 low-income families in Washington, D.C.

The distribution event will be conducted in Ward 7 alongside D.C. Council-member Yvette Alexander’s annual turkey giveaway.

“This is my third year participating in the thanksgiving meal donation,” said B.C. Dodge, U.S. Military Veteran and New Media Specialist at Islamic Relief USA. “It is important to participate in programs of this nature because hunger can’t read a calendar and poverty knows no faith. As Muslims, we are taught to help those who have less. The Prophet Muhammad said, ‘None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.’ ”

Event Details:
Location: Deanwood Recreation Center – 1350 49th St. NE, Washington, D.C., 20019
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 22
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Media Contact: Mayssoun Olabi molabi@irusa.org or 703-370-7202

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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 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.