IRUSA donors are dedicated to serving their neighbors in need. After all, poverty isn’t a foreign phenomenon—it exists right here in every corner of the country.
Right now, for instance, our neighbors in Flint, MI, are facing a dirty water crisis that has resulted in cases of lead poisoning among residents. Prolonged exposure to lead can lead to severe health issues which are often irreversible and untreatable. Some 40% of the residents in Flint—considered the second most impoverished city in the country—live below the poverty line. IRUSA is delivering around 30,000 gallons of clean water to Flint. You can help: DONATE to IRUSA’s United States Humanitarian Aid fund or REGISTER to volunteer.
More than 46 million Americans—including nearly 16 million children—live in poverty. That’s about 15% of the population, or one in seven people. For children, that number is one in five. These rates are significantly higher in minority communities. And, within the United States, 3.5 million people experience homelessness in any given year. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should serve his neighbor generously …” (Sahih Al-Bukhari). IRUSA abides by this directive.