Islamic Relief USA donors are dedicated to serving their neighbors in need. After all, poverty and emergencies aren’t foreign phenomena—they exist right here in every corner of the country.
And in times of emergency, the IRUSA family moves quickly to help those affected. In 2016 alone, IRUSA’s Disaster Response Team and volunteers, supported by generous donors, answered the urgent call to help deliver clean water in Flint, MI, and to provide shelter and assistance to flood survivors in Louisiana. Now, we are at the ready for our neighbors in Houston, who are being pummeled by unprecedented rain: Watch the video and learn more.
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.