Source: The Washington Post
On November 23, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "the chaplain, Imam Johari Abdel-Malik, challenged the Rev. Graylan Hagler to work with him on an interfaith charity project in Washington. Abdel-Malik said he could provide food and volunteers for an effort to feed the needy. Could Hagler provide a place for them to serve the meals? This week, as a result of those discussions, Muslim volunteers cooked and served hot dinners to about 80 homeless women at First Congregational Church at Ninth and G streets NW. They will continue to serve the dinners until Thanksgiving. First Congregational has had a dinner program for homeless women since 1979. But Christine Moore, the program's coordinator, said getting volunteers to work there is not easy and she is grateful for the help the Muslims are providing."