Charity Navigator, a nonprofit that vets charities based on their tax filings, released a list Tuesday of more than 40 highly rated nonprofits directly helping Harvey victims.
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The Red Cross is working with dozens of disaster partners to support feeding, child care, disaster assessment and other disaster services. Some of the partners we are coordinating with include Americorps NCCC, Church of the Brethren Children’s Disaster Services, Save the Children, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Islamic Relief USA.
The NYC Meal Pack for 9/11 Day is being led by the 9/11 Day nonprofit, with U.S. Hunger. Co-hosts of the event include NYC Service; New York Cares; National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; UJA Federation of New York; Catholic Charities of New York; Islamic Relief USA; and the Wounded Warrior Project.
The non-profit, humanitarian agency; Islamic Relief USA deployed 15 volunteers and staff members on August 28th to aid in the relief effort for Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. IRUSA’s Disaster Relief Coordinator and Southern California Muslim, Faran Kharal spoke to us from Houston about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the efforts of his team to help displaced families.
IRUSA's Disaster Response Team is the first Muslim organization to partner with the American Red Cross. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the team — which previously had been helping survivors of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina — has been working with the Red Cross to provide relief and shelter at the Dallas Convention Center for families evacuated from the greater Houston area. In addition to providing shelter management, evacuee assistance, and training for local volunteers, the IRUSA team plans to help out with disaster assessments over the coming weeks.
According to the latest donor report provided by Islamic Relief USA, more than 9 million people have benefited from charitable contributions channelled through this organization. The International Rescue Committee has also assisted more than 1 million Syrian civilians in need of aid and support.
The first-ever Bay County Day of Dignity, scheduled Sept. 9, will provide numerous items and services for the locally struggling. There will be free lunches, health services such as HIV and blood sugar testing, clothing and haircuts, among other amenities, and trolley passes and bicycles will also be raffled off.
Muslim Community is Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey: Kharal and his disaster relief team are ready to help people evacuating Houston feel at home. He and 15 other volunteers from Islamic Relief USA (largest Muslim charity in the world) are at the Center which now hosts the National Guard, the Dallas Police Department, the American Red Cross, and the community emergency response team, among other agencies. They’ve set up clinics, a dormitory, and thousands of cots. Since Monday, they’ve seen roughly 120 residents check in from evacuating their homes from Hurricane Harvey as the people of Houston recover day by day from this catastrophic storm...
On Monday, the MAS Islamic Center of Dallas held a program with Islamic Relief USA to train volunteers for the shelter at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. More than 150 people attended.
MassLive.com lists Islamic Relief USA as the charity that the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts will be donating funds to for Hurricane Harvey relief