IRUSA donors are helping to provide disaster relief to hurricane affected communities in Puerto Rico. Our disaster Management & Evaluation and Volunteer teams will be providing critical support for training. IRUSA staff will also be managing distributions of recovery supplies. The effort is being done in collaboration with Lions Club International Foundation LCIF.
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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
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.
As hurricane after hurricane strikes Atlantic communities, IRUSA staff have been working constantly to bring relief to survivors, even though you might not see them out in the spotlight at each site.
Houston is one of the largest cities in the nation and it’s prone to flooding. Islamic Relief USA’s Disaster Response Team was in Houston in 2015 and again in 2016 responding to flooding.
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.
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.
The following is an excerpt from an article posted on lockportjournal.com in Aug 2017:
“Groups of volunteers from Western New Yorker are headed south… Continue reading...
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.”
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.