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.
Humanitarian Day for the Homeless
Sunday, October 23
10:00am to 2:00pm
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
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