6.9 Trillion Gallons of Rain Fell Aug. 8-14
The federal government declared a major disaster and a state of emergency in Louisiana after torrential rains hammered residents there, flooding neighborhoods, destroying homes and killing at least 11 people. Area hotels tried to help those who have lost their homes, but the hotels themselves flooded.
Islamic Relief USA’s Disaster Response Team worked with local relief agencies to provide emergency aid as needed, with a focus on aid distributions, damage assessments and more. The team conducted more than 10,000 disaster assessments. These assessments are crucial for affected families because they serve as references of damage and are the first steps toward financial assistance from FEMA, the American Red Cross and other aid groups, including IRUSA itself.
The team also distributed emergency food packages to 150 impoverished families; these packages included rice, beans, oil, nutrition bars, and cans of tuna. Please donate to USA Humanitarian Aid to support emergency and long-term work across the United States.