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09 6 17
 

ICNA President Joins Disaster Relief Team in Texas

Houston, TX (Sept. 6, 2017) – The relief division of The Islamic Circle of North America, ICNA Relief USA is responding to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas with over 300 volunteers.
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09 5 17
 

Fear of Islamic health clinic stirs debate in Northeast Philly

by Michael Boren, The Inquirer, Philly.com, Sept 5, 2017
 
When neighbors learned a health clinic run by an Islamic nonprofit organization was coming to Northeast Philadelphia this fall, they had questions.
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09 5 17
 

Time for Congress to Pass Harvey Emergency Funding

By Rep. Al Green (TX-09), Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), SEPT 5, 2017
 
Historically, during times of national emergency, Americans unite to meet the challenge. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina altered the lives of thousands of Americans throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, damaging cities that have not been the same since. But, no matter our differences, we as a country have always come together in the face of tragedy. Now, it is time we act in unison once more.
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08 31 17
 

Back-to-School Community Day held at Gum Springs

By Jeanne Theismann Thursday, August 31, 2017
 
Mount Vernon — Fairfax County organizations combined forces Aug. 23 for a Community Day at Gum Springs Community Center, providing free haircuts, backpacks and school supplies for boys and girls to prepare them for the upcoming school year.
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08 29 17
 

New York emergency crews respond to Texas floods

By Lisa Evers
 
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – With the floods from Hurricane Harvey ravaging Houston, help has already arrived from the New York area. More supplies and resources are on the way including some of life’s most basic necessities.
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08 27 17
 

Shifa Clinic Athens hosts first open house

By Maddie Lupo | Contributor Aug 27, 2017
 
Shifa Clinic Athens hosted its first open house event yesterday starting at 10:30 a.m. to publicize and advocate their resources and services to the Athens community.
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08 27 17
 

U.S. Muslims help fellow Americans as Harvey strikes

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
HOUSTON, TX (August 27, 2017) – As Hurricane Harvey sweeps through Texas, ICNA Relief USA is standing ready to deploy its relief team to the state to assist our fellow Americans in this time of need and distress.
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08 20 17
 

Muslim charity group provides school bags to needy children in Harrisburg

By Travis Kellar, August 20, 2017
 
Children in need received free school bags from the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) on Saturday.
 
The bag distribution in the state’s capital was one stop for ICNA, as it plans to give out free school bags to 1,000 children statewide through September.
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08 6 17
 

Education is power: Islamic Center volunteers fill, donate backpacks for children in need

By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian, Sunday, August 6, 2017
 
To help the poor and needy is among the highest callings in the Quran, and for members of the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau, one way to accomplish this is to hand out backpacks filled with school supplies to area students in need.
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07 26 17
 

Mercy on Wheels delivers food, supplies and relief to those in need

by Hannah Myrick, Seattle, WA | July 26th, 2017
 
By the time Mohammed Basheer and Faheem Khan rounded the corner onto Third Avenue from Yesler Way in their Mercy on Wheels van, a line of people had already formed along the sidewalk. Homeless and hungry, the men and women in line were waiting for the bright yellow vehicle to bring hot, fresh food.
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07 21 17
 

ICNA launches education related campaign in USA

NEW YORK (Dunya News) 21 July, 2017 – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) has launched an education related campaign to give 30,000 school bags in 25 different states in United States.
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07 11 17
 

University of Georgia seniors help in creation of Shifa Clinic Athens

Amy Scott | Staff Writer Jul 11, 2017
 
Hamzah Ali is one of five University of Georgia seniors involved in the creation of Shifa Clinic Athens, a new free health clinic in the Athens community. The team began organizing the clinic in April 2016 as sophomores and continued working for the next year until the clinic opened in March 2017.
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06 30 17
 

Islamic sisters drop off 150 gifts

Islamic sisters drop off 150 gifts at Boyle Street Community Services in celebration of Canada 150
 
Uplifting the spirits 150 people as a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, members of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Sisters of Edmonton dropped off 150 gift bags for Edmonton’s homeless.
 
By Claire Theobald, June 29, 2017
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05 1 17
 

Sisters of Charity award grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the spring 2017 grant cycle.
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04 29 17
 

For Muslim women, a home to call their own

By Lisa Wangsness, GLOBE STAFF
 
The shingled Victorian house on Intervale Street has a purple door, a symbol of hope. The Basmala — a phrase recited when reading the Koran, “In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful” — decorates a wall in the foyer. In the children’s playroom, “My First Prophet Muhammad Storybook” shares space with “Guess Who, Elmo!”
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04 26 17
 

First Muslim-operated homeless shelter for women opens in Dorchester

The Amal Women’s Center says it is open to all women who need it.
By Kristin Toussaint, Metro
 
On a Dorchester street lined with triple-deckers, one green house with a vibrant purple door stands out.
 
The door opens to the Amal Women’s Center, a transitional home for women and children operated by the Muslim social services organization, ICNA Relief.
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04 20 17
 

With a Subway Ride to the Trump Carousel, Syrian Refugees Tour New York

by Matt Katz
One of the myriad tour groups winding its way through Manhattan this week is not made up of your typical camera-toting, wide-eyed tourists from the Midwest. Instead, these moms, dads and babies (including a 20-day-old boy) are Syrian refugees who fled civil war and resettled in recent months in Elizabeth, NJ.
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03 30 17
 

‘I’ll Take Any Job’: Syrian refugees struggling to find work

Even highly skilled immigrants can’t just pick up where they left off.
 
By Willa Frej and Rowaida Abdelaziz
 
ELIZABETH, N.J. ― Mohamad Aljahmani once owned an eponymous interior design business in Aleppo, Syria, until war broke out in 2011. He specialized in home design, mostly decorating living rooms and children’s bedrooms.
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03 17 17
 

ICNA Relief USA organizes poetic symposium in New York

NEW YORK (Dunya News) – A poetic symposium was arranged by Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief USA in New York’s Bronx area.
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02 17 17
 

Immigrant center reaches out to refugees as fears spike

By William Lee, Chicago Tribune
 
A Muslim family services organization is opening a food pantry and case management office in the heart of the bustling Devon Avenue business corridor as immigrant families in the tight knit ethnic patchwork of West Rogers Park cope with anxiety over President Donald Trump’s recent immigration travel ban and a six-state sweep of unauthorized residents.
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