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NYers Of The Week: ICNA Relief honored by NY1

 

Muslim-American Group Helps Sandy Victims, Spreads Understanding

 
By John Schiumo, 01/04/2013
 
If there is a silver lining in the dark cloud that was Hurricane Sandy, it is that New Yorkers came together. This week, NY1 honors a group of volunteers who proved that regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, everyone can help. NY1’s John Schiumo filed the following report.
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Religious org. distributes goods to Sandy victims

 
By Rafal Rogoza / The Jersey Journal
December 10, 2012
 
As part of a religious holiday, volunteers at the Islamic Learning Center of Jersey City distributed more than 500 pounds of beef Saturday to people recovering from super-storm Sandy.
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Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts: The Role of Muslims

 
Though its winds have long died down, the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy are still palpable throughout the northeast. Homes have been completely destroyed, cars remain overturned or crushed beneath fallen trees, and thousands are still struggling to find food and shelter.
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With Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

 
By Gabrielle Alfiero | Voices of NY
 
Abdulrauf Khan, 40, warns a group of volunteers to avoid stepping on errant nails in the kitchen of a small home on Brighton 8 Street in Brighton Beach. He’s surrounded by ripped up floorboards and industrial trash bags full of debris. His black felt hat is speckled with white dust.
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Muslim Response to Hurricane Sandy Survivors

 
ICNA Relief USA Launches Million Dollar “Muslim Response to Hurricane Sandy Survivors (MRTS)” Campaign
 
More than 8 million people have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and approximately 300,000 of them are Muslims. Approximately, 150,000 Muslims, who live in the areas affected, have moderate to severe damage. There are 26 Masjids and 5 Muslim schools that have been identified with mild to severe damage.
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Du’as to Remember During Storms

 
During hurricanes and storms remember to increase your dhikr (remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala), recitation of the Qur’an and istighfaar (seeking forgiveness). May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala keep you and your loved ones safe during the storm. Below are some du’as (prayers) to remember during such times:
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North East Storms: ICNA Relief Unveils a Broad Plan

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (October 29, 2012) – ICNA Relief Head Office unveils a broad plan for the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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NY Backpack giveaway draws anti-mosque protestors

Two anti-Sheepshead Bay mosque protestors boycott schoolbag giveaway
 
By Colin Mixson, Brooklyn Daily
 
August 31, 2012 – Two Sheepshead Bay residents still fighting the hopeless battle to stop the construction of a Voorhies Avenue mosque protested a school supply giveaway in front of the still-under-construction house of worship on Saturday — but were easily drowned out by the dozens of parents and children looking for free backpacks, notebooks, and pencils.
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ICNA Relief Alert: Hurricane Isaac Slams Louisiana

 
ICNA Relief Sets up Disaster Response support hotline @ 888-616-6865
 
Hurricane Isaac is moving slowly northwest along the coast of southeast Louisiana, and dangerous storm surge conditions continue all along the Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said in its 9 P.M. ET update. The Category 1 hurricane still had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph; hurricane-force winds extended 60 miles out from the center of the storm.
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School Supply Giveaway Helps Yonkers Families

 
Meredith Shamburger 08/25/12
 
YONKERS, N.Y. – Omar Ranginwala says a few school supplies may not seem like a lot to most people, but it can make a big difference to some families.
 
“There’s a lot of teachers who give out of their own pockets because they see students coming in and they don’t even have a school bag or notebook or very basic essentials,” he said. “That’s what we’re trying to offer them.”
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Islamic Group Hosts Book Bag Giveaway At Voorhies Mosque

 
by Ned Berke on Aug 24th, 2012
 
To celebrate the new school year, local Muslims, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are teaming up to give out free school bags and school supplies to the Sheepshead Bay community this Saturday, August 25.
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For The Kids! ICNA Gives Away 30,000 Backpacks

 
August 24, 2012 by The Decider for Global Grind Staff
 
Always willing to support a good cause, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) will be distributing 30,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to low income communities across the country as part of their “Back 2 School Giveaway” on August 24th in New York City.
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Muslims Help Crisis-hit Americans

 
Friday, 24 August 2012
 
NEW YORK – A leading American Islamic organization has launched its annual initiative in August and September to help poor families get ready for schools, offering thousands of backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country.
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Muslim organization giving away backpacks for school

 
By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff | August 23, 2012
 
Starting this Friday, the Islamic Circle North America (ICNA) will distribute 5,000 backpacks to local kids in need as the tristate area approaches the new school year. It’s part of the organization’s second annual Back to School Giveaway program, which will distribute 30,000 backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country. The event is organized by ICNA’s domestic relief department, ICNA Relief.
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Muslims Help Local Communities Amidst Economic Crisis

 
August 23, 2012
 
(Long Island, NY) This August and September, over 5,000 needy children across New York City will receive free school bags filled with supplies including notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and more.
 
ICNA Relief, a division of The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a NY based national organization, plans to give out free school bags and school supplies to different communities all across NY.
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ICNA-VA Hosts Backpack Giveaway

 
Islamic Circle of North America’s Virginia Chapter will prepare kids for school with free backpacks and supplies
 
By Jessie Biele, Patch.com
 
August 22, 2012 – This Saturday, the Islamic Circle of North America-VA branch will give away 300 free backpacks with supplies to local children in need.
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Muslim group hands out backpacks to Utica students

 
By DANIEL P. BADER, Observer-Dispatch
 
UTICA — Children and families line up at the Back 2 School Giveaway in front of the Kemble Street mosque. The the Muslim Community Association of the Mohawk Valley teamed up with the national organization the Islamic Circle of North America to provide 200 backpacks loaded with school supplies to Utica children.
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Lowcountry children get free back-to-school supplies

 
By Chris Hauff (WCIV), ABC4 News
 
CHARLESTON, SC (Aug 12, 2012) – Heading back to school just got a whole lot easier for hundreds of Lowcountry children, thanks to the Shifa Women’s Clinic and the Islamic Circle of North America.
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ICNA Relief Launches “Back to School Giveaway” 2012

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 13, 2012) – ICNA Relief USA, the domestic-relief division of the Islamic Circle North America (ICNA) is excited to announce its 2nd annual Back to School Giveaway program.
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Joplin Mosque Burns Down: ICNA Deeply Concerned

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 6, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press statement expressing deep concern over the burning down of a mosque in Joplin, MO early this morning.
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