Sunday, September 04, 2005

Hindu and Muslim Oragnaizations Donate to Katrina Relief Funds

Over at Rediff.com is mention of the The National Federation of Indian American Associations raising funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina:
"We cannot sit and do nothing," said Radha Krishnan, the president-elect of the NFIAA. "People have no homes left, no electricity and no drinking water. The Red Cross and other agencies helping the victims are running out of funds. We need to help these agencies."
And so is the Islamic Society of North America:
[U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen] Hughes thanked ISNA for starting a special fund to help the victims of hurricane Katrina and making an initial donation of $20,000 from its own resources. After September 2 Friday prayers, ISNA announced that it had collected $2 million, with additional contributions expected.

"Muslim Americans must come forward and assist their fellow Americans in this time of need," said Sayyid M. Syeed, secretary general of ISNA.
UPDATE: The American Atheists are also raising funds for hurricane relief, but I don't see any figures for how much they have raised so far. They don't strike me as being a well-monied group, but any effort is appreciated.

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