(Washington, D.C., 5/11/2011) Islamic Relief USA’s disaster response team continues to provide aid and support to tornado-affected areas of Alabama. Dozens of tornadoes leveled entire neighborhoods, killing hundreds of residents and leaving thousands homeless across seven states. Among the areas hardest hit are central and northern parts of Alabama, for which President Obama declared a state of emergency.
Islamic Relief USA’s 32-member team partnered with the Salvation Army to assist in collecting clothing, food, cleaning supplies, water, hygiene kits, and personal necessities. Team members distributed products to families in need and managed a Red Cross health clinic providing first aid and general health assessment. Additionally, Islamic Relief USA partnered with the American Red Cross (ARC) to train IRUSA team members in disaster assessment of more than 4,000 affected houses, preliminary data assessments, client case work and supporting the ARC staff and the Alabama State headquarters. IRUSA’s team accompanied ARC staff during food distribution in emergency response vehicles, and prepared situational reports for the ARC managerial team.
This story appeared in the non-profit beat online publication. To read more, http://nonprofitbeat.org/?p=231