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11 11 20
 

DuPage County approves $300,000 for flu vaccines

Earlier this fall, the DuPage County Board approved spending $300,000 to partner with the DuPage Health Coalition to provide an influenza vaccination program for uninsured residents.

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11 9 20
 

US Muslims become a fixture on disaster relief landscape

(RNS) — It was 2013, and Colorado was in turmoil. Days of torrential rainfall had led to devastating flooding across 17 counties, from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins, killing eight people, wiping out roads and bridges and damaging an estimated 19,000 homes.

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10 30 20
 

Women’s transitional home provides relief and guidance

Nestled on a tree lined street in east Plano is the Dallas Women’s Transitional Home.

The home was established in Oct. 2018 and is under the direction of Hala Halabi.  Since its inception, 40 women have benefited from the services offered here by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

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10 24 20
 

ICNA Relief: Responding to a Pandemic

As in previous years, through its numerous programs and services, ICNA Relief, has continued to provide for the greater American community and assist in the betterment and empowerment of people across the country.
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10 15 20
 

5 Things To Know On World Food Day 2020 In Skokie

SKOKIE, IL — Food is seen as a basic human right, yet the coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented spike in hunger, affecting families right here in Skokie as well as others living in the far corners of the world.
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10 11 20
 

The 2020 NYC 40 Under 40 Rising Stars

Domna Antoniadis attended Fordham Law School with the aim of combining her interest in law and health care, which she did in part by co-founding the school’s health law club. She interned with the LegalHealth division of the New York Legal Assistance Group and later completed a post-graduate fellowship at the organization before being hired as a staff attorney.

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10 5 20
 

Where to donate food for Thanksgiving in Milton

Looking to give back to the community ahead of Thanksgiving? These are some Milton organizations that accept food donations and more.

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10 2 20
 

ICNA Relief inaugurates 23rd Muslim Women’s Shelter

There are millions of people in the United States, the world’s richest and most powerful country, who homeless , including women. The Muslim organization Icna Relief inaugurated its 23rd Muslim Women’s Shelter Home yesterday.

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09 25 20
 

PHL COVID-19 Fund awards $400,000 to Philadelphia-area nonprofits

The PHL COVID-19 Fund has awarded $400,00 to 23 Philadelphia-area nonprofits in the latest round of grants.

The fund, which launched March 19 to help local nonprofits in response to the pandemic, is a collaboration led by the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Foundation, and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

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09 24 20
 

Mosque opens first-of-its-kind food pantry

One man, an Uber driver from a community near Valley Stream, was in a car accident and lost his job, which left him wondering how he would find money to feed his children. Another, a woman from Queens living in a shelter with her two children, was unsure where they would find their next meal. Similarly, a single mother from Center-each did not know how she would feed her five children.

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09 22 20
 

Bucks County forms New Americans Commission to address immigrants’ concerns

A new county commission will work to bridge the gap that can often exist for new immigrants, especially those who are learning English, as they adjust to life in their new country.

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09 16 20
 

City officials, advocates make last census push

With two weeks left before the U.S. Census Bureau ends counting efforts on September 30, local officials and community advocates are making one last push for all residents to fill out the census. Read more

 
 
09 13 20
 

Pass Interference: The Playbook Against Muslim Voter Mobilization

We have been had.
And we will continue to be had unless we step up our A-game.
The best defense is a good offense. For the past two decades, we have always been playing defense.

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09 11 20
 

Queens lawmaker partners with AAFE urging full census participation at Flushing food pantry

With 21 days to go before a federal deadline to end the count for the 2020 Census, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and Council member Peter Koo joined with ICNA Relief at its weekly food distribution in Flushing on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to help community members complete their census questionnaires.

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09 10 20
 

Estudiantes en Five Towns reciben gratis mochilas, útiles escolares y comida

Con un nuevo año escolar iniciando, más de 50 niños recibieron mochilas, útiles escolares y comida gratis en el «Five Towns Community Center», en Lawrence, NY, durante un evento organizado por el legislador del condado de Nassau, Carrié Solages (D – Valley Stream).

Coorganizado por ICNA Relief y Gammy’s Pantry, el sorteo de regreso a la escuela realizado el 2 de septiembre sirvió como una ventanilla única para las familias que buscan ayuda para satisfacer sus necesidades al vover a las clases escolares durante estos tiempos sin precedentes.

“Gracias a la generosidad de ICNA Relief y Gammy’s Pantry, pudimos asegurarnos de que los niños de nuestra comunidad tengan todo lo que necesitan para que puedan prosperar en sus estudios y alcanzar sus metas educativas”, dijo el legislador Solages.

Article Courtesy: noticiali.com

 
 
09 9 20
 

Local nonprofit collects school supplies to help lower education gap

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — With virtual learning in full swing, access to school supplies is more important than in previous years. ICNA Relief is helping to lower the education gap by collecting school supplies to donate to families in need.

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09 9 20
 

Need produce? A local organization is giving it away

A local organization in Moline is conducting a free fresh produce drive Sunday, Sept. 13.

The event will take place 2 to 4 p.m. at the Islamic Center of the Quad Cities, located at 6005 34th Ave.

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09 8 20
 

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning – for now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to current disasters (pandemic, fires, floods, hurricanes), there is no better time than now to create your preparedness plan.

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09 3 20
 

Islamic Center creates delivery/drive up food pantry

The East Plano Islamic Center found itself rethinking one of its service programs when COVID-19 began spreading in the community. The EPIC Food Pantry had run as a traditional in-house pantry but recently pivoted to offering drive-thru and delivery options to those in need.

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09 2 20
 

Coronavirus Increases Hunger: Find A Food Bank

HYBLA VALLEY, VA — When you look around your community, it’s easy to see the effects the coronavirus has had on our way of life. What’s less visible is the number of people who are now worrying about having enough to eat.

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