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