Alexandria, VA – Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the American Red Cross (ARC) to implement rebuilding projects and programs for residents who lost their homes during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.
Archive for tag: Hurricane Harvey
WHAT: Press conference/photo opportunity at the office of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
WHERE: Houston City Hall – Proclamation Room (3rd floor), 901 Bagby St., Houston, Texas
WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018
Partners like AmeriCorps, Islamic Relief USA, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Baptist Convention USA are assisting to provide help and comfort.
Islamic Relief affiliates around the world announced on Friday that they will pledge a combined $1 million to facilitate recovery and rebuilding efforts related to the recent damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.
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.
B.C. Dodge & Lina talk to Firefighter Irfan Mujeebuddin, who lived through Hurricane Harvey from two perspectives at once, in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast.
The non-profit, humanitarian agency; Islamic Relief USA deployed 15 volunteers and staff members on August 28th to aid in the relief effort for Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. IRUSA’s Disaster Relief Coordinator and Southern California Muslim, Faran Kharal spoke to us from Houston about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the efforts of his team to help displaced families.
IRUSA's Disaster Response Team is the first Muslim organization to partner with the American Red Cross. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the team — which previously had been helping survivors of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina — has been working with the Red Cross to provide relief and shelter at the Dallas Convention Center for families evacuated from the greater Houston area. In addition to providing shelter management, evacuee assistance, and training for local volunteers, the IRUSA team plans to help out with disaster assessments over the coming weeks.
Muslim Community is Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey: Kharal and his disaster relief team are ready to help people evacuating Houston feel at home. He and 15 other volunteers from Islamic Relief USA (largest Muslim charity in the world) are at the Center which now hosts the National Guard, the Dallas Police Department, the American Red Cross, and the community emergency response team, among other agencies. They’ve set up clinics, a dormitory, and thousands of cots. Since Monday, they’ve seen roughly 120 residents check in from evacuating their homes from Hurricane Harvey as the people of Houston recover day by day from this catastrophic storm...
On Monday, the MAS Islamic Center of Dallas held a program with Islamic Relief USA to train volunteers for the shelter at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. More than 150 people attended.