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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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10 30 17
 

Over 200 Orphan students get financial assistance

Charminar/Hyderabad, October 30: Over 200 orphan students are handed cheques of Rs 6,300 as part of financial assistance by the Foundation for Economic and Equational Development, the Hyderabad Zakat, Charitable Trust.
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10 27 17
 

Religious Groups Providing Direct Aid To Puerto Ricans

One Of The Few Shining Lights
CBS Miami
 
SAN JUAN (CBSMiami) – In the nearly six weeks since Hurricane Maria, one of the few shining lights of the Puerto Rico relief effort has been religious groups providing direct aid to citizens of the island.
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10 23 17
 

Muslim Group Setting Up Clinic In Yabucoa

By Hank Tester, CBS Miami
 
YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (CBSMiami) – More than a month after Maria hit, serious problems persist in Puerto Rico, but so do efforts to lend a hand.
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10 20 17
 

ICNA Relief Canada hosts free Education Fair for high school students

Oct 20, 2017 by Robin Inscoe
 
An estimated 200 high school students and their parents attended the education fair at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre last week designed to help local youth navigate through the post-secondary school admissions process.
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10 3 17
 

US-based charity announces establishment of rehab center

HHRD also decides to set up hospital for treatment of neurological diseases
 
A US-based Islamic charity organization, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), has announced the establishment of a comprehensive rehabilitation center and neurological diseases hospital in Karachi.
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09 28 17
 

Muslim group donates 2K lbs of halal lamb to food pantry

By Pamela Silvestri
 
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The first of two shipments of 2,000 pounds of halal lamb meat arrived at Project Hospitality Wednesday afternoon in Stapleton.
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09 24 17
 

Aid workers describe chaos at Rohingya border camp

By FATIMA SYED, Staff Reporter, Sept. 23, 2017
 
Standing on the easternmost riverside city of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in the shadow a Burmese horizon that’s still on fire, Zaid Al-Rawni watched small boats crossing the treacherous waters full of people. They’d go back empty and come back with more people.
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09 22 17
 

Muslims At The Forefront Of Relief Work

by Aisha Asif, Media Director at ICNA Relief
 
When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 breaking away the levees and unleashing destruction at a level not seen before, it was then that ICNA Relief stood up for the first time to respond to a disaster. The organization mobilized Islamic centers, mosques, and the Muslim American community to come together to house, feed and help rehabilitate hurricane survivors.
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