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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Muslim group fasts for homeless


Giving up a meal today could help the people in Athens who are homeless.

The Muslim Student Association is sponsoring a Fast-a-Thon to raise money for Athens Area Homeless Shelter.


Local businesses will donate for each non-Muslim faster. The association hopes to raise $1,000.

Fast-a-Thon, held by other Muslim associations across America, is a way to raise money for local area charities.

"We're hoping that through this event we can make a positive impact in the Athens-Clarke County area," Ahmed said. "By supporting the homeless shelter, we will be assisting them in rehabilitating the homeless in [the community] so that they can also live their lives to the full potential."

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