Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Rajab 23, 1426/August 29, 2005 #67
Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Working Towards Peaceful Change in America
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

August 29, 2005
The people of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have been hit by hurricane Katrina with 120 mph winds, gusting to 140-160. Most people have left New Orleans but the poor and the vulnerable have not been able to leave. They have taken shelter in various places of refuge.
By the time the hurricane ends, New Orleans and its environs will be a major disaster area.
We urge readers of New Trend to help the needy, the downtrodden, the weak and the helpless immediately after the storm.

Here are two Muslim relief organizations which are fully registered and documented to help people. They are tax exempt and able to provide help and volunteers:

Gulf Medical Relief Fund [GMRF]
c/o P.O. Box 10402
Greensboro, NC 27404

[The original address of GMRF is in the New Orleans area but it was hit by the storm this morning and probably will not be available till things return to normal.]

GMRF will provide immediate relief to the needy, including food, vitamins and health needs.

Family Extended Educational Tide [FEET]
P.O. Box 39732
Baltimore, MD 21212

This second organization will provide help for sheltering the homeless, particularly women and children who do not have males with them. The founder of FEET is originally from New Orleans.

We urge you to donate generously and without delay.

Kaukab Siddique

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2005-08-29 Mon 16:37ct