PLEASE NOTE: Donations made toward IRUSA’s United States Humanitarian Aid fund in excess of the support requirements for emergency appeals may be used to support other important emergency or long-term work across the country.
Serving Neighbors in Need
This Ramadan Islamic Relief USA will be answering the call of our neighbors in need by providing over 5,000 Ramadan food packages. More than 46 million Americans—including nearly 16 million children—live in poverty. That’s about one in seven of us!
That’s why our Ramadan food package need your support. Depending upon the size of the family served, a package can help extend the amount of food they have anywhere from a few days to two weeks—that means more food for more time, every bit of help counts alhamdulilah. Together with your help across the nation we can make Ramadan a reminder of hope instead of hunger.
Another basic need is health care, and IRUSA has long supported clinics that provide free care for low-income and homeless Americans, like the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) health center in Chicago. Day of Dignity events provide health screenings, food, clothes, and more to homeless residents in cities across the country each year. And our partners and donors are helping refugees acclimate to their new homes and sharing zakat with families going through emergencies.
Disaster Response and Long-term Recovery
IRUSA also stands ready to serve entire communities during times of disaster. Your Disaster Response Team moves as quickly as possible to provide urgent relief to those hit by tragedies, just like right now in Parkland, FL, where families are trying to make sense of a tragic shooting at a local high school—DRT members are in Florida providing support to affected families. In 2017, DRT members worked to help people hit by disasters like those affected by wildfires in California, or our neighbors hit by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
But our response doesn’t stop there: just as recovery may take years, IRUSA’s DRT works with partners on longer-term recovery processes. That’s happening right now for survivors of Hurricane Matthew, which hit North Carolina in October 2016: IRUSA staff and volunteers dedicate time every month to help with muck-outs and rebuilding of homes still damaged by the storm. This continues now. None of this would be possible without your support: give to USA Humanitarian Aid. Join the movement now to fight suffering here at home by volunteering, donating and advocating for humanitarian programs across the country.
4 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
“Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should serve his neighbor generously …” The Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), as narrated by Sahih Al-Bukhari
IRUSA donors just like you work hard to fight poverty across the country every day. Support to the USA Humanitarian Aid fund helps see these vital efforts through. From emergency aid distributions to bringing clean water to those who desperately need it in places like Flint to lifting our struggling neighbors up as they seek pathways to success—your gifts achieve great things! Learn more in the Projects section below.