Emergency Fundraiser for Victims of South Asia Earthquake - IRUSA

BURBANK, California (October 14, 2005) – The Islamic Center of Pittsburg will

be holding an emergency fundraiser for victims of the devastating earthquake

in South Asia.

The emergency dinner will take place this Sunday, October 16. Islamic Relief,

an international relief and development organization which is carrying out

emergency relief projects for earthquake victims will be collecting funds at

the event.

Islamic Relief representative Yousef Abdallah will be at the event for

comments or interviews with media professionals.


Fundraising benefit dinner for victims of the earthquake in South Asia


Sunday, October 16

6:30 pm


Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP)

4100 Bigelow Blvd

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Islamic Relief has been working in Pakistan since 1992, and has a full-time

staff of over 100 in the country. Islamic Relief has three full-time offices near

the earthquake-affected areas in Islamabad, Neelum Valley, and


The death toll for Saturday’s devastating earthquake in South Asia has

reached over 40,000, and could still rise further.

Islamic Relief has launched a worldwide $10 million appeal for earthquake

victims, of which $4 million has already been allocated.

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Media Contact:

Yousef Abdallah

Islamic Relief


(201) 658-7378 mobile

(973) 890-1030 office

(818) 238-9521 fax

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