The following is an excerpt from an article posted on newsherald.com in Sep 2017: 

“PANAMA CITY — An upcoming event is aiming to help the homeless and needy in Bay County.

The first-ever Bay County Day of Dignity, scheduled Sept. 9, will provide numerous items and services for the locally struggling. There will be free lunches, health services such as HIV and blood sugar testing, clothing and haircuts, among other amenities, and trolley passes and bicycles will also be raffled off.

Such goods and services are intended to put a focus on caring for people who need help, according to event organizers.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Florida and Islamic Relief USA are organizing the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bay County Fairgrounds, 2230 East 15th Street in Panama City. Here’s 5 things to know:

1. There’s no cost for anything

2. Groups from all over the community are pitching in

3. CAIR-Northwest Florida is in rare company for the event

4. This is the first time the event has come to Panama City

This is the first time Day of Dignity is happening here, but the event occurred throughout America.

“Islamic Relief USA has been funding Day of Dignity events for several years in various cities around the country,” Rahim said. “It’s an opportunity to put a spotlight on poverty and homelessness, and the need to address them collectively as a community. We need to provide the services and resources to help get people back on their feet.”

5. The requests come directly from the homeless

For more information on the event, contact Rahim at hrahim@cair.com or 850-890-2627.   ”

 

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