BURBANK, California (September 2, 2005) – The Katrina Hurricane disaster has

thus far left over one million people displaced, and will require the largest

relief effort in U.S. history.

Islamic Relief has pledged $2 million to aid in relief efforts for victims who

have fled to Mobile, AL, Baton Rouge, LA, and Houston, TX.

In Houston, Islamic Relief is working in coordiation with the Muslim community

in the city to help over 25,000 victims. Islamic Relief has staff and volunteers

on the ground.

In Baton Rouge and Mobile, Islamic Relief staff is working on the ground to set

up relief operations, and will be distributing urgently needed items such as

water, food, and hygiene kits. In addition, Islamic Relief is also planning to

provide emergency shelter for the displaced people. Islamic Relief will also

assist in the clean-up efforts in the hurricane-affected areas of the cities.

Islamic Relief is working with many different organizations and faith-based

groups, including the Muslim American Society (MAS) to gather emergency

relief supplies. In addition, Islamic Relief has received offers of discounted

supplies from several businesses for the relief efforts.

Islamic Relief spokesman Arif Shaikh said in a statement, “We are extremely

appreciative of the cooperation we have received in the three cities in which

we are planning our relief activities. In these times, it is important that people

of all faiths and backgrounds come together to aid the victims of this

devastating tragedy.”

Islamic Relief is accepting donations for the Katrina disaster by phone, postal

mail, or on the internet.


Islamic Relief

Katrina Disaster Relief

P.O. Box 6098

Burbank, CA 91510

(888) 479-4968

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