Raleigh : 10-11-2014
Turkish-American community of IITS celebrated Eid Al-Adha (feast of sacrifice). The Eid Al-Adha is an important four-day religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honor Abraham's obedience to God. Muslims commemorate Abraham's ultimate act of sacrifice every year during Eid Al-Adha by themselves sacrificing an animal such as a sheep, cow, or goat. The Eid Al-Adha is a time of reflection, sacrifice, charity, and family. The meat from the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is mostly shared with friends, family, and the community at large.
The Turkish-American community in North Carolina and IITS in the Piedmont Triad area extended a helping hand to refugee communities during Eid Al-Adha. IITS' Triad chapter distributed the sacrifice meat to over 40 refugee families from Burma, Sudan, Eritrea, Iraq, Nicaragua, and Syria in the refugee settlement communities in Greensboro, NC on Saturday October 11, 2014. This charitable initiation has been organized in partnership with the Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) at University of North Carolina-Greensboro.