PLEASE NOTE: Donations made toward IRUSA’s United States Humanitarian Aid fund in excess of the support requirements for emergency appeals may be used to support other important emergency or long-term work across the country.
IRUSA Serves Neighbors in Need
Islamic Relief USA is gearing up for its 2017 Turkey distribution! This time of year comes as a blessing and burden for many of our cherished neighbors. Last year with the help of our community we were able to distribute 1,000 Turkeys to low-income families in Washington D.C. This year we’ve doubled the impact with 2,000 to be delivered across Southern California, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New Jersey. We are reminded of when Prophet Muhammad offered the statement from Allah to, “Spend, Oh son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.”
More than 46 million Americans—including nearly 16 million children—live in poverty. That’s about one in seven of us! Our neighbors are suffering from hunger, homelessness and poverty. That’s why the IRUSA community is dedicated to fighting hunger here at home by providing food aid to those in need: just like we recently did, during our largest food aid program of 2017, Qurbani / Udhiyah.
During emergencies, the need grows exponentially—and we stand ready to respond. Your Disaster Response Team moves as quickly as possible to provide urgent relief to those hit by disasters. Our latest deployment included California, for those affected by the surge of wildfires and in Texas for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
But our response doesn’t stop there: just as recovery may take years, IRUSA’s DRT works with partners on longer-term recovery processes. That’s happening right now for survivors of Hurricane Matthew, which hit North Carolina in October 2016: IRUSA staff and volunteers dedicate time every month to help with muck-outs and rebuilding of homes still damaged by the storm. This continues in 2017. None of this would be possible without your support: give to USA Humanitarian Aid. Join the movement now to fight suffering here at home by volunteering, donating and advocating for humanitarian programs across the country.
4 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
“Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should serve his neighbor generously …” The Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), as narrated by Sahih Al-Bukhari
IRUSA donors just like you work hard to fight poverty across the country every day. Support to the USA Humanitarian Aid fund helps see these vital efforts through. From emergency aid distributions to bringing clean water to those who desperately need it in places like Flint to lifting our struggling neighbors up as they seek pathways to success—your gifts achieve great things! Learn more in the Projects section below.