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.
Hurricane Dorian Blasts Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and parts of US coast
On Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, then-category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Northwestern Bahamas with 180 mile-per-hour winds that generated 18-23 feet of coastal flooding. Nearly 50 people have died and hundreds are missing in what is the worst hurricane to hit the Bahamas in history. On Friday, Sept. 6, Dorian then officially made landfall along the Eastern seaboard of the United States, slamming into North Carolina, before heading toward Canada.
Survivors across the region are desperate for support, including food, water, shelter, and more. IRUSA has officially launched an emergency and will be working with first responders to assess and assist vulnerable populations. Please donate to IRUSA’s Global Humanitarian Aid fund now to help survivors.
Charity Starts at Home
Did you know that 1 in 5 children in America are living poverty? Or that nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck?
Homelessness, hunger, and poverty aren’t just international problems. That’s why Islamic Relief USA proudly funds hundreds of projects across America that make sure families have shelter, kids have food, and disaster survivors and refugees get the support they deserve.
Support struggling families across the United States by donating to IRUSA now. We make sure the aid you give reaches neighbors in need across America—your aid is their relief.
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 in August 2017.
“We’re extremely pleased to receive this grant from such a respected organization and partner,” said Hani Hamwi, former manager of the Disaster Response Team.
The grant is funding the purchase of a dormitory for volunteers to stay at during Houston home rebuilding projects. IRUSA plans to rebuild between 15 and 20 homes each year.
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.
DRT has responded to nearly 30 disasters since it’s inception in 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.
Serving Neighbors in Need
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 US projects, like: Thanksgiving Turkey distributions; Chicago’s Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) health clinic; annual Day of Dignity events; acclimation programs for refugees; zakat programs for families experiencing emergencies; and more!
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“Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should serve his neighbor generously …” The Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), as narrated by Sahih Al-Bukhari