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10 2 18
 

Emergency response to deadly Indonesia earthquake

Emergency Response Scales Up Following Second Earthquake Relief
 
(Detroit MI, Oct. 2, 2018) – The Islamic Circle of North America is asking the community to offer prayers for the victims of a major earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia. ICNA’s overseas relief agency Helping Hand for Relief & Development (HHRD) announced emergency relief for the disaster.
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09 13 18
 

ICNA Relief gearing up to respond to hurricane Florence

ICNA Relief Commits $100,000 to Relief Efforts. 18 Mosques in impacted regions to shelter evacuees.
 
Sept. 14 – Hurricane Florence is set to be the most dangerous storm to hit the Carolinas in 30 years. It is expected to cause “life-threatening storm surge and rainfall.”
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09 12 18
 

Hurricane Florence evacuees begin pouring into Georgia

By Rosalind Bentley and Shelia Poole – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
Evacuees from North and South Carolina began arriving in Georgia on Tuesday, where they are planning to wait out the expected wrath of Hurricane Florence as it makes its way across both states and portions of Virginia.
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07 18 18
 

Muslim charity kickstarts Back2school Giveaway

Queens, NY, July 18, 2018 – ICNA Relief, one of America’s largest Muslim charities, is launching its annual Back2School drive to raise and distribute thousands of free book bags and supplies, across a record 35 states and Puerto Rico, in more than 70 cities, over 30 days.
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06 14 18
 

US Muslims give Millions to charity during Ramadan

By Deborah Block, Voice of America, June 13, 2018
 
WASHINGTON — Every year, Muslims donate millions of dollars to Islam-based charities, including those in the United States, during the holy month of Ramadan (this year, from May 15 to June 15).
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06 4 18
 

Mississauga woman starts Eid toy drive

Jun 03, 2018 by Maryam Mirza, Mississauga News
 
When Farida Pedhiwala couldn’t articulate the importance of giving charity and sharing wealth to the less fortunate with her three-year-old son, Adam, she decided she was going to show him instead.
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05 29 18
 

ICNA Ramadan Boxes Help Needy, Refugees

NEW ORLEANS – A leading Islamic relief group has launched a campaign this Ramadan to ensure that refugees and needy people have enough groceries to keep and break their fasts during the holy month.
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05 29 18
 

Local mosques help families in need during Ramadan

Volunteers aid in disaster relief, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and providing free health clinics to anyone in need.
By Lauren Bale, May 28, 2018, New Orleans CBS
 
One box at a time and one food item at a time, local mosques are making sure their members won’t go hungry when they break their fasting for Ramadan.
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04 24 18
 

HHRD Awarded by Maryland Gov. for MD Muslim Council

BALTIMORE, MD (April 22, 2018) – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) Dr. Mohsin Ansari accepted the Organization’s Community Service Award by the United Maryland Muslim Council (UMMC) on behalf of HHRD from the Governor of Maryland Mr. Larry Hogan.
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04 12 18
 

2016 Floods Still Challenge Survivors

Week of Compassion and ICNA Relief collaborate to rebuild damaged homes in Louisiana.
April 12, 2018
 
In March of 2016, flooding swept across much of Louisiana. In Ouachita Parish (in upstate Louisiana, between Shreveport and Vicksburg, Mississippi), the heavy rainfall created a strong flow of water–strong enough to displace the foundation piers of homes.
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04 5 18
 

Free clinic by Muslims opening despite backlash

The facility in Northeast Philly will be staffed by volunteers who are mostly Muslim.
 
By Cherri Gregg, April 05, 2018
 
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – A free health clinic operated by Muslim volunteers will hold its grand opening this weekend in Northeast Philadelphia.
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04 1 18
 

Volunteers take time out from Muslim convention to distribute food to needy

By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun
 
For 25-year-old Kaltuma Sharif, it’s simply a matter of giving back. But if spending part of a beautiful Saturday afternoon handing out food to the homeless and needy helps shine a positive light on her Muslim faith, that’s OK, too.
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03 21 18
 

UGA student who helped clinic will give TEDx talk

By Megan Wahn
 
They’re not even doctors yet, but five University of Georgia students are already bringing health care to those who need it in Athens. In March 2017, five pre-med majors—Hamzah Ali, Vraj Patel, Abdus Subhan, Ummar Jamal and Faiz Saulat—co-founded Shifa Clinic Athens, a free health-care clinic, first on Huntington Road, then at a more permanent location on Hawthorne Avenue.
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03 9 18
 

Texas disaster survivors to get case management services

Texas Disaster Survivors to Receive Disaster Case Management Services from Consortium of Experienced Voluntary Agencies
 
(PRWEB) March 09, 2018- Joining together as one to provide disaster survivors in Texas with access to national-level expertise combined with local relationships, members of the board of directors of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster today approved a motion to move forward with a disaster case management program they will administer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the state of Texas.
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02 24 18
 

Chandler non-profit helps Muslims, Mormons, other faiths find ‘what unites us’

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, The Republic, Feb. 24, 2018
 
A Muslim-founded non-profit works alongside Mormon missionaries and other faiths in Arizona to serve those in need locally and abroad.
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02 24 18
 

Chandler non-profit helps Muslims, Mormons, other faiths find 'what unites us'

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, The Republic, Feb. 24, 2018
 
A Muslim-founded non-profit works alongside Mormon missionaries and other faiths in Arizona to serve those in need locally and abroad.
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01 6 18
 

Fundraiser for Victims of Deadly Bronx Fire

By TWC News Staff | January 5, 2018
 
Members of the community continue to help the victims of last week’s deadly fire in the Bronx.
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11 24 17
 

Islamic Circle, Solages host coat drive

By Melissa Koenig
 
The Islamic Circle of North America Relief and Muslim Youth of Long Island teamed up with Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages to host a coat drive on Nov. 18 at the Five Towns Community Center.
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11 8 17
 

The Horrors Rohingya Refugees Face In Camps

By Mohamed Omar, ALBERTA 11/08/2017
 
At first, Fozia Alvi did not notice the little girl in the corner.
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11 4 17
 

OKC mosque dedicates fellowship hall

The Masjid Mu’min recently hosted a dedication ceremony for the fellowship hall in its new addition in northeast Oklahoma City.
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