BURBANK, California (December 31, 2004) – Islamic Relief USA is collecting funds for the tsunami victims at Masjid Annur, the largest mosque in the Sacramento Valley.
The funds will be collected after the Friday congregational prayer. Islamic Relief USA represenrtative Ahmed Shama, from the Burbank headquarters of the organization is in Sacramento to inform the constituents of the mosque about the tsunami, and what they are doing to assist the victims.
Mr. Shama is available after the prayer for comment or interview.
What: Collection for Tsunami Victims at Muslim Friday Prayer
Where: Masjid Annur 6990 65th St. Sacramento, CA 95823
When: Prayer will begin at 1:00pm Today, Friday, December 31, 2004
Overview of Disaster:
The death toll from the devastating tsunamis in Asia has reached 120,000, and The World Health Organization says as many as five million people are at risk, with little water, food or shelter.
The United Nations reported that the disaster would require the biggest relief effort the world has ever seen.
Islamic Relief Worldwide Launches $10 Million Appeal, Begins Work on the Ground
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s Emergency Response Team in Indonesia has begun distributing food, water, and emergency medical aid through its temporary office in Banda Aceh. IRW is working in Indonesia in coordination with the Indonesian Red Crescent.
IRW’s Emergency Response Team in Sri Lanka has begun distributing hygiene kits to the affected population.
IRW will be also be providing water and sanitation facilities, as well as food and water to the victims.
IRW is also working in Chennai, India with its partners to implement emergency projects in the next few days.
NOTE TO EDITOR: PLEASE INCLUDE ISLAMIC RELIEF USA IN THE “WAYS TO HELP” SECTION OF YOUR STORY
Islamic Relief USA is accepting donations on the internet, via telephone, and postal mail.
To donate, visit www.irw.org/asiaquake or call toll free at (888) 479-4968.
Our mailing address: Islamic Relief USA 1919 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506