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.
Wildfire Survivors are Your Neighbors; Help IRUSA Mobilize to Send Aid
Massive wildfires burning across California, claiming nearly 50 lives. They are the most destructive in the state’s history. Damage is severe—over 200,000 acres have burned and entire neighborhoods have been wiped away.
IRUSA is working with partners to deliver humanitarian aid to disaster-stricken areas. Survivors are your American neighbors. Please give now to speed the delivery of humanitarian aid that is desperately needed it.
Serving Neighbors in Need: Meat, Meals, and Health Care
Over 46 million Americans—including 16 million children—live in poverty. The U.S. Census reports that close to 15% of Americans (and 1 in 5 kids) are poor.
In 2018, Islamic Relief USA served Qurbani meat to 30,000 neighbors in need, and over 5,000 Ramadan food packages.
We support hundreds of national projects, like:
- Thanksgiving Turkey distributions (Want in? Read more below!)
- clinics that provide free healthcare to Americans in need, such the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) health center in Chicago
- annual Day of Dignity events that share health screenings, food, clothes, and more with the homeless
- helping refugees acclimate to their new homes and sharing zakat with families experiencing emergencies
Disaster Response Team (DRT)
The Disaster Response Team (DRT) at Islamic Relief USA stands ready to serve communities in times of disaster and moves as quickly to give urgent relief to those hit by tragedies. DRT often also provides long-term recovery.
Recently because of Hurricane Michael, Islamic Relief USA is currently mobilized a $20,000 DRT deployment effort to aid survivors. This is in partnership with the American Red Cross. Survivors still need your help.
DRT has responded to 28 disasters since 2011, such as California wildfires, the Parkland, FL, shooting, and Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Long-term recovery efforts, like muck-outs and home rebuilding for survivors of 2016 Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina, are also critical.
None of this would be possible without your support: give to USA Humanitarian Aid.
Providing Families in Need with Turkey Meals
Every November, millions of families in America gather around their tables to give thanks and enjoy a turkey feast. But for underprivileged American families, the cost of celebrating is just too high.
To combat this, every year IRUSA serves families in need through turkey distribution projects. IRUSA staff and volunteers distribute food packs in major cities like DC, Dearborn, NYC, Chicago, and Oklahoma City.
We need your help. Put smiles on the faces of a vulnerable family this season—$33 gives a turkey meal to a family.
When we share our blessings, we are made richer. Gratitude is best expressed by giving back.
At Islamic Relief USA, we’re incredibly proud of this project. Donate today to spread thankfulness and put faith into action.
Disaster Response Team Receives $500K grant from American Red Cross
Islamic Relief USA received a nearly $500,000 grant from the American Red Cross for rebuilding projects helping those who lost homes in Hurricane Harvey (August 2017).
“We’re extremely pleased to receive this grant from such a respected organization and partner,” said Hani Hamwi, manager of the Disaster Response Team.
The grant will fund a dormitory for volunteers to stay at during Houston home rebuilding projects. IRUSA plans to rebuild between 15 and 20 homes each year.
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