WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Hundreds of Muslims from the Washington metropolitan area will help distribute food, winter clothing, books, toys and hygiene kits to more than 2,000 local people in need as part of Islamic Relief USA’s (IR USA) annual Day of Dignity campaign.
The Washington, D.C., event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Community for Creative Non-violence homeless shelter at 425 Second St. N.W. from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Maryland Capitol Heights event will also take place on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Oak Crest Community Center at 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights, Md., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Co-sponsors of this event include:
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, Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the country, has awarded IR USA four stars. This prestigious award puts IR USA among the top 2.25 percent of charities in the nation. To learn more, visit www.islamicreliefusa.org.
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