Dec. 28, 2015—Texas emergency crews are responding after tornadoes hit the area the day after Christmas leveling homes and downing power just before blizzard conditions are due to arrive.
Organizations across the American Muslim Relief community—including Islamic Relief USA, BaitulMaal, ICNA Relief, Life, United Muslim Relief and Zakat Foundation of America—have come together to pledge their aid both in terms of financial assistance and boots on the ground as part of the recovery efforts.
This declaration of support is to show solidarity with our neighbors who have been impacted by the disaster, something our faith calls upon us to do.
Information about Islamic Relief USA’s efforts for this emergency as well as other programs throughout the United States is available on irusa.org/united-states.
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Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves. Its programs benefit millions of people each year around the world, including in the United States.
Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.