BURBANK, California (October 13, 2005) – A Sacramento Mosque will be
hosting a fund-raising program for Pakistan earthquake victims as part of the
Ramadan fast-breaking services at the center.
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 Arif Shaikh will be at the event for comments or
interviews with media professionals.
Fundraising benefit dinner for victims of the earthquake in Pakistan
Friday, October 14
Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims
4541 College Oak Drive
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
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.