TOTOWA, NJ (October 20, 2005) – The New Jersey Muslim community will

gather at the Jose Marti School in Union City to host ‘Humanitarian Day for

the Homeless,’ a one-day, one-stop fair to provide the homeless population

with blankets, water, food, hygiene kits, clothing, toys, and health


Organizers plan to work with a local community clinic to provide basic health

screenings – blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, blood sugar tests – with referrals to

medical treatment if warranted.

The event is being organized by international relief and development

organization Islamic Relief, which has regional office in Totowa, NJ.

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


Jose Marti School

1800 Summit

Union City, NJ 07087

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


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Faiza Ali – (212) 870-2002

Mohammad A. J. Qureshi – (718) 724-3041

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