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Islamic Relief USA Hosts Ramadan Welcoming Reception on Capitol Hill

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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the leading humanitarian Muslim organization in the United States, is hosting an interfaith Capitol Hill Ramadan Reception on July 19th, on the first evening of Ramadan.  The event is cohosted by Congressman Andre Carson and Congressman Keith Ellison to celebrate the occasion with American Muslim community members, government officials, interfaith leaders, and executives from leading humanitarian aid NGOs. 

What: Islamic Relief Interfaith Capitol Hill Ramadan Reception

When: Thursday, July 19th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: B339 Rayburn House Office Building, US House of Representatives.

"Islamic Relief USA's Ramadan Reception is a wonderful opportunity for our organization to bring together government officials, Muslim community members, and diverse interfaith leaders to celebrate our shared humanitarian values and mission to help the less fortunate," said Jihad Saleh Williams, government affairs representative for IRUSA.  

Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization with eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. In 2011, Islamic Relief USA helped more than 5 million people in 34 countries, including the United States. In addition to its 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Islamic Relief USA is listed on the U.S. government's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

More details on Day of Dignity are at

MEDIA CONTACT: Asma Yousef, 703.582.5880,

SOURCE Islamic Relief USA

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