HOUSTON, Texas – Islamic Relief USA will present Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner a large $50,000 check for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund during a press conference at the office of Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday, January 18.

“Hurricane Harvey upended the lives of many residents in the greater Houston area,” said Anwar Khan, president of Islamic Relief USA. “Islamic Relief USA remains committed to the residents who have suffered and lost so much. Their resilience is admirable and we want to help them rebuild their lives, grow spiritually, and come together for the common good to make the area and their lives even better than it was before the devastating storm.”

Islamic Relief USA’s Disaster Response Team, which comprises of both staff and volunteers, helped provide food and a place to sleep for many evacuees at a mega-shelter they operated in Dallas, where many Houston residents were sent during the August mega-storm. The American Red Cross also assisted in the effort.


WHAT: Press conference/photo opportunity at the office of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

WHERE: Houston City Hall – Proclamation Room (3rd floor), 901 Bagby St., Houston, Texas

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018




Minhaj Hassan
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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.

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