BURBANK, California (September 22, 2005) – The Southern California Muslim

community will be coming together for an emergency benefit dinner for the

victims of Hurricane Katrina. Funds at the event will be collected by Islamic


The Hurricane Katrina disaster has thus far left over one million people

displaced and will require the largest relief effort in U.S. history.

Islamic Relief has already allocated $2 million of the $10 million pledged by

MHRTF, the Muslim Hurricane Relief Task Force which was formed in the

Katrina aftermath. Islamic Relief is focusing its efforts on helping victims

in Baton Rouge, LA, Houston, TX, and the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

Islamic Relief staff and volunteers who have worked in the affected areas will

be sharing their first-hand accounts as part of the program for the event.

There will also be a video presentation featuring Islamic Relief projects to help

Katrina victims.

Media professionals are invited to attend the event. Please present your

press pass at the registration table.


Benefit Dinner for victims of Hurricane Katrina


Sunday, September 25, 2005

6:00 pm


Embassy Suites Hotel

11767 Harbor Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92840

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Media Contact:

Abdulghafoor Mahboob

Islamic Relief

(714) 676-1300 office

(818) 632-3485 mobile

(714) 676-1301 fax

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