(Washington, D.C.) Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) announced that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Less than 1% of eligible nonprofits have received this distinction, according to GreatNonprofits.
“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 nonprofit,” said CEO of IRUSA. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including assisting the American Red Cross and FEMA with Superstorm Sandy clean up efforts, as well as holding successful ‘Day of Dignity’ events in major cities across the country to provide services to homeless and low-income community members.”
The 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit List was based on the large number of positive reviews that IRUSA received—reviews written by volunteers, donors and others. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one person wrote, “Islamic Relief is present whenever a disaster strikes somewhere, pretty much a same day response. Their website is easy to use and very informative about they work they are doing on the ground. This is one of the best charitable organizations around, not only for disaster relief but also for the on-going support in some of the areas in the world that need it.”
“We are gratified by Islamic Relief USA for its work,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “They deserve to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support.”
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization with eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator. 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. In 2011, Islamic Relief USA programs benefited more than 5 million people in 34 countries, including the United States.
In addition to its 4-star rating on Charity Navigator, 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.
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