Press Release 7/26/2012 – Neighborhood Improvement Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orange County Muslims Participate In Neighborhood Improvement Day During Islamic Month of Ramadan
Local volunteers will help rehabilitate a run down part of the city
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – July 26, 2012 – Volunteers from the Islamic Society of Orange County (ISOC), the largest Muslim congregation in Southern California, will join with other community members on Sunday, July 29 in Garden Grove for “Neighborhood Improvement Day.” The unique initiative will bring community members together to help rehabilitate a run down part of the city. Volunteers will participate in painting, demolition, yard work, installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, and more.
Member of the ISOC community will participate in the community service activity during the Islamic month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, prayer, family, and spiritual introspection. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and sexual relations from dawn to dusk. Muslims also increase charitable deeds during the month, including community service. “ISOC has always encouraged our congregation to embrace all parts of Ramadan. In addition to providing a space for prayer and self-reflection, we also wanted to join with our neighbors to help improve the lives of those around us,” said Omar Chohan, ISOC’s Board Chairman.
What: Neighborhood Improvement Day
When: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 3800 Rosita Place Garden Grove, CA 92843
More information: http://www.isocmasjid.org/event/neighborhood-improvement-day
Individuals interested in participating should call ISOC representative Sabiha Quidwai for details and volunteer requirements, at (714) 531-1722.
Arif Shaikh, ISOC Media Liaison
The Islamic Society of Orange County (ISOC) was established in 1976. ISOC is the largest Muslim community center in Southern California, serving more than 10,000 Muslims throughout the area. Located in Garden Grove, California, in the heart of Orange County, ISOC is within a short commute to major freeways and shopping plazas. Situated among ISOC’s 5.2 acres is the full-time accredited K-8 Orange Crescent School (OCS).