Muslim disaster relief group partners with Dartmouth College Students
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June 2 '08: On their website site the the Muslim community disaster relief group Islamic Relief USA said it had partnered with students from Dartmouth College who volunteered to travel to New Orleans and help the local community with their on-going recovery operations. "For about two weeks during winter break (2007) this past December, 14 Dartmouth College students took the long journey from New Hampshire to Louisiana to do their part in assisting in the aid efforts," the relief group's website read.
Student volunteerism in New Orleans was reported by the Christian Science Monitor in 2006. As many as 10,000 students from parts all over the US traveled to the Gulf Coast area to help with recovery efforts.Other organizations like Emergency Communities have been working to provide more than 300,000 meals to 25,000 residents in New Orleans through a partnership with the United Way. On its Katrina page, Islamic Relief said it had donated more than $3.2 million in aid for 65,000 people. Once in New Orleans, the students "helped Islamic Relief feed the poor and those living in Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer parks, distribute bedroom and kitchen sets to evacuees, sort, provide and distribute groceries in a warehouse," and other activities. National Blueprint Tags: Citizen & Community.
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