“What A Relief Podcast” 76:  IRUSA’s DRT team pushes for the right Response

“What A Relief Podcast” 76: IRUSA’s DRT team pushes for the right Response

On this podcast B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant take some time out to talk with IRUSA’s very own Regional Disaster Response Coordinator, Abdullah Shawky

Islamic Relief USA Dispatches Disaster Response Team to Assist in California Wildfire Recovery

Alexandria, VA – Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has sent a Disaster Response Team to help in the rescue and recovery efforts associated with the wildfires in the Northern California region. These wildfires are among the worst fires in the history of California, with more than 20 people dead, hundreds missing, and thousands of acres of destroyed, including many tourism areas.

wset.com: “Organizations working to help victims of Harvey”

wset.com: “Organizations working to help victims of Harvey”

Islamic Relief USA’s Disaster Response Team mobilized quickly, moving from helping survivors of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina to working to bring aid to those now affected in Texas. They will be working with American Red Cross to set up a “mega shelter” in the Dallas Convention Center. An expected 5,000 evacuees will likely arrive Monday.

Islamic Relief USA Volunteers Aiding Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

Dallas, Texas – Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) volunteers have set up in Dallas to help provide support and services to residents who evacuated their homes because of Hurricane Harvey, which recently was downgraded to a tropical storm, but still has the potential to cause massive damage.

IRUSA Team Repairs Hurricane-Damaged Homes in N.C.

IRUSA Team Repairs Hurricane-Damaged Homes in N.C.

An IRUSA team was cutting and placing huge wooden beams to support a flood-damaged home in North Carolina last week when a woman walked in.
“She said, ‘Hello’ and ‘I bet you guys are wondering who I am,’” said Disaster Response Team manager Hani Hamwi. Then she began to tell her story. She said, “This is my home.”

IRUSA Team Staffs ‘Mega Shelter’ in Texas for Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

IRUSA Team Staffs ‘Mega Shelter’ in Texas for Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

Islamic Relief USA’s disaster response team is in Texas this week, caring for people forced from their homes by Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic floods.
Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday, Aug. 25, as a category 4 hurricane, the most powerful storm to hit the United States in a decade. But the greatest danger and damage came in the form of flooding after it was downgraded to a tropical storm.

RNS: “In the South, a new helping hand: Muslim disaster relief teams”

RNS: “In the South, a new helping hand: Muslim disaster relief teams”

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Whether it’s tornadoes, floods or hurricanes, their know-how and can-do spirit have helped people gut uninhabitable homes and rebuild them from stud to kitchen cabinet.
Imagine Delores J. Porter’s surprise, then, when she gingerly stepped onto the exposed floor joists of her torn-out home to find a troop of young Muslim volunteers in blue “Islamic Relief USA” T-shirts installing support beams in the 90-degree heat...