Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit charity providing humanitarian aid in more than 40 countries, will be partnering with local organizations to distribute fresh FDA-certified meat in two dozen American communities during the month of October. The food is available to anyone in need, regardless of faith. The meat is expected to feed 70,000 people.
Last week on September 24, 2015, Muslims across the world celebrated the holiday of Eid Al Adha. The holiday marks the end of the pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Madinah in Saudi Arabia, and commemorates stories from the life of Prophet Abraham. On this holiday, Muslims are encouraged to share meat with neighbors and people in need. This act of charity ensures no one goes without a nutritious meal as we celebrate.
Meat provided by Islamic Relief USA donors is already being distributed around the world. Distributions in the United States will begin in the coming days.
Cities included in the distribution include:
Las Vegas; Sacramento; Los Angeles; San Diego; Chicago; Indianapolis; Minneapolis; Detroit; Dallas; Houston; New Orleans; Raleigh; New York City (Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Harlem); Philadelphia; Passaic, N.J.; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; and Falls Church and Herndon, VA.
Derrick William Lea
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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.