LAS VEGAS, NV (October 22, 2005) – The Las Vegas Muslim community will

gather on the corner of G street and McWilliams in Las Vegas to

host ‘Humanitarian Day for the Homeless,’ a one-day, one-stop fair to provide

the homeless population with hygiene kits, sleeping bags, blankets, t-shirts,

sack lunches and hot food.

The event is being organized by international relief and development

organization Islamic Relief.

Started in Los Angeles three years ago, Humanitarian Day has become an

annual event in Ramadan and will be held nationally in 5 cities this year — Los

Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Detroit, Union City, NJ and Washington, D.C.

WHAT:

Humanitarian Day for the Homeless

WHEN:

Sunday, October 23

10:00am to 2:00pm

WHERE:

The corner of G street and McWilliams in Las Vegas

The event is taking place in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when

Muslims are encouraged as part of their faith to assist the poor and needy.

Every year in the month of Ramadan, Muslims across the world fast from

sunrise until sunset, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations.

In addition to its relief and development projects in over 30 countries across

the world, Islamic Relief has maintained committed to domestic projects as

well, including homeless feedings, and healthcare projects for underserved

communities.

Several local organizations are sponsoring the event, including Masjid As

Sabur, Islamic Society of Southern Nevada, Masjid Haseebullah, Islamic

Information Center, Omar Haykal Academy, and the UNLV Muslim Student

Association.

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