BURBANK, CA (March 9, 2006) – In conjunction with the local community of

Kansas City, Islamic Relief, an international relief and development

organization is holding a fundraising benefit to help the victims of the current

food crisis in Africa and the Pakistan Earthquake.

More than 10 million people in Kenya, Malawi, and Ethiopia are in need of food

assistance due to the current drought and depletion of food resources.

Islamic Relief projects in the region are providing clean drinking water and

food aid through supplementary feeding centers.

The earthquake that struck the South Asian subcontinent in October has

affected over 3 million people. Islamic Relief has been working to ensure that

the millions left homeless are not forgotten. Islamic Relief has provided aid

worth over $30 million (cash and in-kind). This effort has benefited over

340,000 people.

Guest speakers include Johari Abdul Malik, Imam (leader) of Dar Al Hijra

Mosque in Virginia and Misbah Shahid, Islamic Relief representative who

visited the earthquake affected areas. The media is encouraged to attend

and interviews can be arranged with the speakers.

WHAT:

Fundraising dinner for Africa Food Crisis and Pakistan Earthquake

WHEN:

Saturday, March 11

6:00 PM

WHERE:

Longview Community College

500 SW Longview Road

Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Media Contacts:

Misbah Shahid

Islamic Relief

misbah@irw.org

(734) 673-9430 mobile

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