Islamic Relief USA will be teaming up with American Third Pillar Charities on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to give Thanksgiving turkeys-along with all the fixings- to 1,000 low-income families in Washington, D.C.
The distribution event will be conducted in Ward 7 alongside D.C. Council-member Yvette Alexander’s annual turkey giveaway.
“This is my third year participating in the thanksgiving meal donation,” said B.C. Dodge, U.S. Military Veteran and New Media Specialist at Islamic Relief USA. “It is important to participate in programs of this nature because hunger can’t read a calendar and poverty knows no faith. As Muslims, we are taught to help those who have less. The Prophet Muhammad said, ‘None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.’ ”
Location: Deanwood Recreation Center – 1350 49th St. NE, Washington, D.C., 20019
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 22
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Media Contact: Mayssoun Olabi firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-370-7202
Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.