Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Humanitarian Day Planning Begins
Congratulations to all communities and May the Creator Reward you for your efforts. We have an exciting list of hosting cities for HD2010. It’s the 10th Year of Humanitarian Day (HD) and this acknowledgment, each of us can share in this accomplishment. Together we are providing services directly to our communities without the help of government funding or encouragement, simply to please The Most High during the month of Ramadan.
The Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity (CPHD), over the past 10 years has performed an unique outreach of care, and we would like to commend each organization of the CPHD; including new members as well. We are volunteers, organizations and institutions who share resources for HD Projects.
About Humanitarian Day
Brief History of the Coalition To Preserve Human Dignity
The Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity (CPHD) is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization established in 2002 to coordinate activities that bring people together from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. The type of events CHPD sponsors focus increasing awareness and providing humanitarian aid. The coalition members are bonded together to serve humanity with love, respect and dignity. The original members of the CPHD included the ILM Foundation and the UMMA Community Clinic. CPHD represents well over 20 faith and non-faith based organizations. Our vision is to establish a network nationally, working within their immediate communities to create and environment of mutual respect, aid and concern for all.
What is CPHD Mission? “Convert One into a Life’s Mission”
Our mission is to use faith and love for humanity to establish a collective network of organizations committed to domestic humanitarian aid projects throughout the United States for those afflicted from the consequences of deprivation, homelessness and hunger.
What is the Humanitarian Day for the Homeless?
Every Ramadan since 2001, the Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity holds a one-day fair in Downtown Los Angeles in which hot meals, blankets, ponchos, new clothing items, toys and health care services are provided for the homeless free of charge. Ramadan, which signifies the Holiest month on the Islamic calendar is referred as a month of charity. Serving those in need exemplifies the ideas of helping humanity in a dignified manner. CPHD focuses on Downtown LA's homeless population as they are the most impoverished and vulnerable group Southern California. Humanitarian Day is a wonderful way for people who have been blessed with wealth and free time to share those blessings with the needy. In 2004, during the 3rd Annual Humanitarian Day of the Homeless nearly 5,000 homeless persons were distribute emergency relief items. One homeless person said after receiving a gift bag during humanitarian day, “Yesterday, I felt like nobody cared, this event is an answer to a prayer.”
HD Documentary Video