PLEASE NOTE: Donations made toward IRUSA’s USA Humanitarian Aid fund in excess of the support requirements for this particular emergency may be used to support other important emergency or long-term work across the country.
Hurricane Matthew Hits East Coast
Islamic Relief USA has declared an emergency to assist Hurricane Matthew survivors in the United States. The coast has been hit by torrential rain, damaging winds, and faces the potential for catastrophic flooding. Some 2 million homes and businesses are still without power along the southeastern seaboard.
More than 1,000 were killed by Matthew in Haiti, which made landfall there as a Category 4 hurricane. It landed in the United States as a Category 1 and has killed at least 20 as it made its way up the coast. Some 4,000 people are currently in shelters.
IRUSA disaster responders are on the ground working with local rescue teams to help survivors. In addition to disaster assessments, the team will assist with aid distributions and serve as a point of contact for local rescue teams and community members.