Alexandria, Va. – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization has approved $800,000 worth of domestic projects to assist refugees from Afghanistan.
These programs will 1.) Provide food boxes to refugee families and 2.) Provide support to refugee resettlement organizations through a grant program.
“During these increasingly difficult times, it’s incumbent upon us and the world community at large to help our brothers and sisters arriving in the states from Afghanistan during this difficult period of transition. These actions are integral not only to the values of America, but to humanity in general.”
Some 10,000 Food boxes will be packed by Islamic Relief USA volunteers at warehouses in Springfield, Va., Dallas, Texas, and Houston, Texas. The boxes will be distributed in select areas around the nation, such as the Bay Area, New Jersey, the Del-Mar-Va region, and Texas. Each food box will weigh approximately 30 pounds and will contain enough food for a family of five to last two weeks.
Organizations working to specifically resettle Afghan refugees are encouraged to apply for grants, which range between $10,000 and $50,000. The grant will help provide refugees with food, psychosocial support, legal consultation, and providing or apartment rent. Below are some of the partners IRUSA plans to support.
-Catholic Charities, Anchorage
-Miry’s List, Calabasas
-International Orphan Care, Laguna Hills
-Peace Catalyst International, San Diego
-Sabil USA, Tustin
-Access California Services, Anaheim
-Radiant Hands, Tampa, Fl.
-South Florida Muslim Federation, Coral Springs, Fl.
-Refugee Women’s Network, Atlanta
-Muslim Social Services Agency, Baltimore
-Imam Mahdi Education Center, Dickerson
-Rahma Worldwide Aid and Development, Beverly Hills
-Zaman International, Inkster
-Islamic Center of Detroit, Detroit
-Jericho Road Community Health Center, Buffalo
-Smart Development, Lakewood
-Refugee Dream Center, Providence
-Daya Inc., Houston
-An Nisa, Houston
-Ma’ruf Dallas, Dallas
-Amaanah Refugee Services, Houston
-Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
-Muslim Housing Services, Seattle
-Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, Falls Church
Syed M. Hassan
(571) 421-7032 (CELL)
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to provide relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world. Its programs benefit millions of people each year in more than 40 countries 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.