27 Dec '11, 5am

S'pore mosques help raise funds for Philippine flood victims

SINGAPORE: The Malay-Muslim community, with the help of the Rahmatan Lil Alamin Mosque Committee, is organising a special fund raising effort for victims of the recent floods in southern Philippines. More than 1,000 people were reported dead or missing in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines. The majority of those who died were women and children who drowned in flash floods triggered by Typhoon Washi. Donation boxes will be placed at all 69 mosques starting this Friday, December 30 to January 5, 2012. The main collection will be during the Friday prayers at all mosques on December 30. The boxes will be marked "Singapore Muslim Community's Special Collection For Humanitarian Relief Effort in Southern Philippines". The proceeds from the collection will be donated to Mercy Relief which is delivering help on the ground to the affected victims. Those who wish to contrib...

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