January 18 2016- Islamic Relief USA has committed to sending 100,000 bottles of water for over 3,500 families to be distributed to people in the affected areas of Flint beginning this coming weekend. Islamic Relief USA DRT Disaster Relief Team members will be mobilized to assist with these efforts.
This is not the first time Islamic Relief USA has assisted with getting water to the people of Michigan. In 2015 Islamic Relief responded to the water shuts off in Detroit with a $100,000 grant divided between the Detroit Water Fund in partnership with United Way of Southeastern Michigan and Wayne Metro Community Council.
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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.