(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 7/25/13) – The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) is kicking-off a new campaign this weekend to encourage Oklahoma Muslims to take part in activities that will enhance the quality of life for fellow Oklahomans. The Oklahoma Muslims Care campaign is a program designed to facilitate volunteer opportunities for Oklahoma Muslims to partake in that will show their pride in their state through giving back to individuals and communities in need.
SEE: Oklahoma Muslims Care: Ramadan Day of Service
On Saturday, July 27th, over 100 Oklahoma Muslims will be volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma located at 3355 S Purdue Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73137 from 1 – 4 pm. The day of service will take place at the half-way point of the month of Ramadan and be during the daylight hours when Oklahoma Muslims are fasting from food and drink.
SEE: 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Ramadan
“Ramadan is not only a month in which we abstain from food, drink, and other sensual desires,” said Adam Soltani, Executive Director CAIR Oklahoma, “it is also a month in which the teachings of our faith encourages us to do our part to help those in need.”
CAIR Oklahoma will continue to facilitate service opportunities as a part of the Oklahoma Muslims Care campaign and will be holding a school supply drive for Moore tornado victims in August, and hosting a volunteer day with Habitat for Humanity in September.
The month of Ramadan will come to an end with the “Eid ul-Fitr” celebration that will take place on August 8, 2013.
CAIR Oklahoma is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, email@example.com; CAIR Oklahoma Development Coordinator Thomaira Babbit, 405-415-6851, firstname.lastname@example.org