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.
IRUSA Aids Furloughed Federal Workers Hit Hardest By The Shutdown
Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and federal workers are certainly not immune to that statistic. Recently many furloughed federal workers and their families wondered where their next meal will come from, and Islamic Relief USA refused to sit idly by. We were proud to have distributed free meals and cash assistance federal workers who were most vulnerable during the past challenging time of the shut down.
You can help reach struggling families across the United States now by donating to IRUSA. We make sure the aid you give reaches families in need across America.
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.
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 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.
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; such as Chicago’s Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) health clinic; annual Day of Dignity events; acclimation programs for refugees and 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