BURBANK, California (October 14, 2005) – A Pittsburg Mosque will be hosting a

fund-raising program for Pakistan earthquake victims as part of the Ramadan

fast-breaking services this Saturday, October 15.

Funds at the event will be collected by Islamic Relief, an international relief

and development organization which is carrying out emergency relief projects

for earthquake victims.

Islamic Relief representative Yousef Abdallah will be at the event for

comments or interviews with media professionals.

WHAT:

Fundraising benefit dinner for victims of the earthquake in Pakistan

WHEN:

Saturday, October 15

6:30 pm

WHERE:

Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (MCCGP)

233 Seaman Lane

Monroeville, PA 15146

Islamic Relief has been working in Pakistan since 1992, and has a full-time

staff of over 100 in the country. Islamic Relief has three full-time offices near

the earthquake-affected areas in Islamabad, Neelum Valley, and

Muzaffarabad.

The death toll for Saturday’s devastating earthquake in South Asia has

reached over 40,000, and could still rise further.

Islamic Relief has launched a worldwide $10 million appeal for earthquake

victims, of which $4 million has already been allocated.

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Media Contact:

Yousef Abdallah

Islamic Relief

yousef@irw.org

(201) 658-7378 mobile

(973) 890-1030 office

(818) 238-9521 fax

**Notes for media professionals**

Islamic Relief is an international relief and development organization, with

partner offices in 30 countries across the world. We operate a wide range of

emergency relief and sustainable development projects across the world,

including healthcare, water and sanitation, education, income generation, and

orphan support. For more information, please call or visit our website,

www.irw.org.

Islamic Relief is recognized as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, its

highest rating. Charity Navigator is America’s largest charity evaluator.

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