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09 30 15

ICNA Relief Holds First Ever 5k Walk in Central Florida

Creating Awareness for Social Services in the Community.
On Sunday September 27th, ICNA Relief Florida organized and launched their first annual 5k run called Steps for Relief at Bill Frederick Park. The goal of the 5k was to bring the faith community together, showcase various organizations in the community and bring awareness to the homelessness and refugee services provided by ICNA Relief.
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09 29 15

How well is U.S. prepared to welcome & support refugees?

By Malika MacDonald
Given the refugee crisis that is gripping Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, and Turkey and spilling into Europe after years of bloodshed in Syria, the pressure is on the Obama Administration to accept more refugees into the United States.
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06 30 15

Sex, Drugs and the Redemptive Power of Islam

By Malika MacDonald Rushdan
Do you remember the hadith of the prostitute who obtained paradise just by providing water to a thirsty dog? Yet, more often than not, we look down upon those who may seem beneath us. As the National Director of ICNA Relief USA’s Women’s Shelter Network, I want to share with you the story of one such woman, a tale that is sadly far from unique.
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06 21 15

Muslims mark Ramadan, donate personal care products

Muslims to Donate $3000 Worth Personal Care Products to DuPage PADS, to Mark Ramadan
By Community Contributor Taskeen Khan,
CHICAGO, June 16, 2015 – ICNA Relief Chicago, the Glendale Heights, IL, based local chapter of a National Muslim organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable, will donate personal hygiene products to homeless women, on June 23 2015, to honor the Islamic month of Ramadan.
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06 17 15

Muslims mark Ramadan with Donations to Homeless

By Jessica Cilella
To mark the Islamic month of Ramadan, a Glendale Heights-based service group is giving back to the community with the donation of $3,000 worth of personal care products to DuPage PADS.
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05 26 15

Islamic Center gives back with monthly meals

By Alonzo Weston St. Joseph News-Press | May 26, 2015
St. Joseph, MO – Feeding the hungry is a noble mission for any faith. The Islamic Center of St. Joseph saw it as its mission to tend to the needs of the hungry and homeless.
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05 23 15

500 “Blessing” Bags to Baltimore by Muslim Charity

Muslim Charity Plans to Distribute Over 500 “Blessing” Bags to Baltimore Community This Memorial Day Weekend
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05 18 15

“Solitary confinement is immoral, ineffective”

May 16, 2015 • By ADELLE M. BANKS, Religion News Service
WASHINGTON- They’re small spaces — sometimes 7 feet wide, 12 feet long. And they’re where some inmates are held, sometimes for days, sometimes for decades.
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05 12 15

University of MD student starts headscarf company

K. Sultana manufactures scarves that ventilate in hot weather
May 10, 2015. By Amit Roitman/For The Diamondback
While balancing life and schoolwork as a junior at this university, Omar Goheer has taken on another role as the creator and CEO of a company that sells headscarves for women.
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05 5 15

Helping Hand Establishes Presence in Nepal

(KATHMANDU, Nepal, 5/5/2015) – The international relief agency Helping Hand for Relief and Development has firmly established its presence among aid providers in Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake on April 25.
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05 1 15

بالٹی مور: امدادی کام میں مسلم رضاکار شریک

بالٹی مور ڈاؤن ٹاون مسجد کے امام حسن کی اپیل پر، ڈاکٹر محسن انصاری کی قیادت میں ’اکنا ریلیف‘ کے رضاکار، دو ٹرکوں کے ہمراہ، گزشتہ شام بالٹی مور پہچے
واشنگٹن — امریکی ریاست میری لینڈ کے شہر، بالٹی مور میں سیاہ فام نوجوان کے پولیس حراست میں ہلاکت کے بعد بھڑک اٹھنے والے ہنگاموں سے متاثرہ علاقے میں امدادی کاموں میں مقامی مسلمان بھی شریک ہوگئے ہیں۔مسلم رضاروں کی ٹیم نے دو سنیئر ہاؤسز میں دو ٹرک امدادی سامان تقسیم کیا۔
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04 28 15

Nepal Earthquake – Helping Hand’s Response

(NEW YORK, NY, April 28, 2015) – Joining the global relief response to the disastrous 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake, Helping Hand for Relief and Development’s Emergency Response Program has immediately set to work.
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04 28 15

Houstonians scrambled to reach loved ones in Nepal

Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:56PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal (KTRK) — A powerful earthquake killed at least 1,865 people across the Himalayan region, and rocking family members and loved ones across the world. A number of Houstonians scrambled to reach relatives as they heard the news.
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02 18 15

Dozens of volunteers pitch in to help at Interfaith Build

By Paradise Afshar, Miami Herald
Vernante Thélusma started Presidents’ Day at 7:30 a.m. at a South Miami Heights Habitat for Humanity building site.

By 11 a.m. the 27-year-old was in the midst of building her dream home, alongside dozens of volunteers from various faith traditions taking part in the second annual Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build.
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02 16 15

MSA Raises Awareness for Orlando’s Hungry

By Anne Lottman on February 16, 2015
About 300 students pledged to not eat for a day on Friday as part of Fast-A-Thon at the University of Central Florida to raise awareness for fighting hunger and homelessness.
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11 8 14

ICNA Colorado Establishes Outreach and Relief Activities

By Heraa Hashmi
The newly established ICNA chapters in Boulder and Denver, Colorado have been busy establishing themselves the past year and recently held a series of events to serve their community and increase outreach.
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11 4 14

ICNA Relief Distributes Meat at 40 Locations Nationwide

This year ICNA Relief saw a 66 percent increase in Udhiyah (sacrificial meat) donations that enabled them to provide for a greater number of people, including a large number of refugee families from Somalia, Burma, Syria, and Eritrea. They distributed thousands of pounds of meat in 40 locations throughout the country.
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10 16 14

ICNA Observes Int’l Day for the Eradication of Poverty

(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America joins the United Nations in observing October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to promote awareness of the dire need to eradicate poverty and destitution at a global scale.
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10 10 14

ICNA Volunteers at the County Food Bank

This past Saturday morning, bright and early at 8:30, a group of volunteers arrived at the OC Food Bank in Garden Grove, California to create food boxes for distribution.
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09 11 14

Groups deliver backpacks to Teaneck kids

By Megan Burrow, Managing Editor, Teaneck Suburbanite
TEANECK – A long line snaked its way through the gymnasium, stairs and lobby of Eugene Field School on a sunny afternoon last week, all the way through the front doors and along Broad Street, as hundreds of Teaneck children, parents and guardians waited for free backpacks being handed out at the Board of Education office.
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