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.