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American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP-Atlanta), CAIR Georgia and other organizations have teamed up with the Red Cross to host a public blood drive on July 14th at Atlanta's Dar-un-Noor Academy in solidarity with all victims of unjust violence around the world, from Chicago to Orlando to Aleppo.
Donors should register onine at redcrossblood.org using the code: dar-un-noor. Participants can also check their eligibility beforehand by using the Red Cross hotline at 1-866-236-3276.
"Atlanta hospitals face an urgent and significant shortage of blood supplies," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "We encourage Atlantans of all faiths and backgrounds to donate blood in solidarity with the victims of unjust violence around the world, from Chicago to Orlando to Aleppo."
CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell and Bob Ross, leader of the Tea Party in Fayette County, sat down together for a joint interview with NPR on June 21.
The two discussed their "unexpected friendship," which arose after Ross attended interfaith dinners at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta, including an annual Ramadan Interfaith Dinner on June 18th. Listen to the audio at time mark 52:45:
Well over 100 people attended an interfaith dinner June 18 at Fayetteville's Islamic Community Center.
"We were pleased and excited to welcome a capacity crowd into our mosque for an evening of dinner and dialogue," said Mitchell, a Fayetteville resident who serves as a member of the ICCA's Board of Trustees.
As many as 1,000 people attended an interfaith memorial service for Muhammad Ali at the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam on Thursday, June 9th. CAIR Georgia united with other Georgia Muslim organizations and mosques to remember and pray for the late athlete and humanitarian.
“The diversity of the crowd showed [Muhammad Ali] was admired universally,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. “He was a Muslim and an African-American but he was loved by so many people from different communities, and the diversity of this evening proves that.”