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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So-Cal Event Raises more than $300,000 for Pakistan Flood Victims

With assistance from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California and dozens of dedicated volunteers, Islamic Relief USA hosted an emergency iftar in Anaheim on September 4.

Nearly 500 people gathered to help raise more than $300,000 in support of Pakistan's flood victims.

Islamic Relief USA's VP of Fund Development, Anwar Khan, had just returned from Pakistan and shared his experiences with the attendees.

Imam Zaid Shakir, Sheikh Yasir Fazaga, Sheikh Muzammil Siddiqui and other notable community leaders also addressed the crowd.

Sheikh Muhammad Faqih, who was among the speakers, helped raise $105,000 through text messages during the event.

Click here to read about Islamic Relief's efforts to aid Pakistan's flood victims.

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--Zeyad Maasarani
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