HOUSTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 11, some 1200 Muslim
volunteers will feed Hurricane Katrina evacuees in four shifts at the George
R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. National and local
representatives of the Muslim Hurricane Relief Task Force (MHRTF) will also
hold a noon news conference at the convention center to outline the American
Muslim community's ongoing relief efforts.
In a statement, MHRTF said: "The Texas Muslim community's response to the
suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina has been overwhelming. Because of that
response, Texas Muslims have committed to feed the evacuees for a second day."
The Houston Muslim community has trained more than 2500 volunteers to be
available for hurricane relief.
The newly-formed Muslim Hurricane Relief Task Force recently announced a
pledge to raise $10 million in humanitarian relief. MHRTF members include (in
alphabetical order) Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic
Circle of North American (ICNA), Islamic Relief, Islamic Society of North
America (ISNA), Kind Hearts, Life for Relief and Development, Muslim Alliance
in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Public Affairs
Council (MPAC), and Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA). For more information
on the task force, go to: http://www.mhrtf.net
This weekend's feeding of the evacuees is taking place in coordination
with the Second Baptist Church of Houston and Interfaith Ministries of Greater
Houston (IMGH). For more information on relief efforts by the local Muslim
community, go to: http://www.houstonmuslimrelief.com
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