Hurricane Florence Emergency
Hurricane Florence struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, resulting in 36 deaths as of Oct. 22, and resulting in home destruction and displacement for many American families. Our Disaster Response Team has mobilized as part of an initial $20,000 response to help those survivors who have been affected by the storm. We will be working with our partner organization, the American Red Cross, to conduct a disaster assessment, which will be followed up by the response required by the assessment. Additionally funds may be assigned as needed.
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Become a Disaster Response Team Volunteer
When disaster strikes, Islamic Relief USA Disaster Response Team responds quickly to get vital resources to survivors as effectively and efficiently as possible—including support they recently gave to the thousands of evacuees fleeing California wildfires, including the Carr Fire in Redding, California—one of the worst in California’s history.
The DRT team also acted with immediacy to be there for families affected by a tragic school shooting in Parkland, FL, on February 14, 2018. They were there for those affected by the surge of wildfires California previously in 2017 and for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma survivors. Beyond immediate emergency work, IRUSA’s DRT administers longer-term recovery aid in places like North Carolina, where teams are helping rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
IRUSA has been a member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), an association that promotes communication and collaboration between organizations active in disaster relief as well as government organizations. IRUSA’s DRT is the first Muslim organization to partner with the American Red Cross. Its team members are certified in disaster response training from both American Red Cross as well as IRUSA’s original programming. You can read more about our specific training and volunteer opportunities below.
Want more? Connect with our Disaster Response Team staff via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-855-447-1001. And make sure to friend and/or follow us on your fav social network. #IRDRT is our hashtag!