Nonprofits host fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims Saturday

March 4, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 5 p.m. March 4, 2010

Local nonprofits will host a fundraiser for victims of the devastating Haitian earthquake Saturday.

Organizers from the Ithna-Asheri Muslim Association, Islamic Education Center of Seattle and the Pakistani Association of Greater Seattle will host the fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel, 3225 158th Ave. S.E., Bellevue.

The event will be open to the public and dinner will be served. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children younger than 12.

Call Asad Faizi at 916-835-9584, Momem Mokhtari at 206-428-1970 or Rizwan Nasar at 206-412-7545 to learn more.

A magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the impoverished Caribbean nation in January, and leveled large swaths of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Government and relief agencies estimate the quake killed more than 200,000 and left hundreds of thousands more injured or homeless.

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