This year, 20 cities across the country participated in the event, said Naeem Muhammad, the U.S. programs manager for Islamic Relief USA.
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National partner, Islamic Relief USA, said past events have inspired volunteers to establish service programs and organizations that aid communities year-round, said spokesman Minhaj Hassan.
"Several studies over the years have shown strong correlations between eating healthfully and academic performance," said Anwar Khan, president of Islamic Relief USA. "We want to make sure children, particularly from underprivileged backgrounds, enjoy the same access to high quality food as their peers. Every child is precious."
Imam Mika’il Stewart Saadiq, leader of the Muslim Center Mosque, said the event offers dignity for the helper, as much as it does people who benefit from the donations and the health screenings.
Islamic Relief USA’s thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the victims’ families. We also want to help in the healing process, supporting those who were physically or emotionally impacted by this horrific attack,” Aly said.
“Words cannot explain the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history that took place last Sunday,” interim CEO Shar ifAly said. “The pain runs very deep. Islamic Relief USA’s thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the victims’ families. We also want to help in the healing process, supporting those who were physically or emotionally impacted by this horrific attack”
Flint Islamic Center raised over $10,000 in just 15min, during a fundraiser for hurricane relief. IRUSA, 1 of 40 charitable organizations recommended by Charity Navigator will be distributing aid from the funds raised to those still suffering in the affected areas.
According to the latest donor report provided by Islamic Relief USA, more than 9 million people have benefited from charitable contributions channelled through this organization. The International Rescue Committee has also assisted more than 1 million Syrian civilians in need of aid and support.
The first-ever Bay County Day of Dignity, scheduled Sept. 9, will provide numerous items and services for the locally struggling. There will be free lunches, health services such as HIV and blood sugar testing, clothing and haircuts, among other amenities, and trolley passes and bicycles will also be raffled off.
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.