Islamic Relief USA extended its condolences to the families of the victims of the night club attack in Orlando, Florida, resulting in the death of 49 people, while injuring more than 50, according to a police report.

“These attacks are an act of hate and anger. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and they are in our prayers” said Anwar Khan, Chief Executive Officer of Islamic Relief USA. “We urge our community to stand by their fellow Americans in Orlando and do whatever necessary to help them in these testing times. We also urge everyone to donate blood to help those who have been injured”. Khan added.

 

Media Contact: Mayssoun Olabi molabi@irusa.org or 703-370-7202

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Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves. Its programs benefit millions of people each year around the world, including in the United States.

Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.