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By Mark Hicks

Two Muslim groups are contributing $100,000 to efforts aimed at helping Detroit residents with their water bills.

The Michigan Muslim Community Council and Islamic Relief USA are donating the money to the Detroit Water Fund — a partnership between the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan — and Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, which offers aid for utility bills and other services to low-income people.

“We are hoping this is going to be contagious,” Anwar Khan, CEO of Islamic Relief USA, said in a statement. “The most important thing we have is not our money, it’s our energy and our enthusiasm, and it’s our people. … Also it is important to us in our faith to help our neighbors. It is a part of our faith to help our friends.” [Read more…]