Muslim Groups Join Fundraising in US

Washington, DC: The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined a number of other Muslim and Pakistani-American groups in fundraising efforts on Eid Al Fitr.
There was a very good response from Muslims nationwide. "CAIR and the other groups seek to raise public awareness of the continued suffering in areas devastated by the earthquake and inform Muslims and Americans of all faiths about the need for long-term US involvement in relief efforts. It also reaffirmed American Muslim and Pakistani-American commitment to quake relief and reconstruction," said CAIR Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed in a press statement.
The United Nations has warned of “a second, massive wave of death” that may result from lack of international donor response to the destruction of homes, hospitals, schools, water distribution systems, and roads in the quake-ravaged Pakistani regions.



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