Alexandria, Va. – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization based in Northern Virginia, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).
On the board, the organization will be represented by Araif Yusuff, manager of IRUSA’s Disaster Response Team.
“This is a wonderful honor. We have long appreciated the support and guidance NVOAD and the VOAD movement has provided to Islamic Relief USA over the years. As a member of the board, I will work to endure that all of our member organizations have the resources to effectively respond during disasters, mitigate if not eliminate suffering, and rebuild with more strength and resilience to ward off future disasters.”
Over the years, NVOAD’s guidance has enabled Islamic Relief USA to respond to the needs of people who’ve suffered property damage or emotional distress. Volunteers for the organization have responded to wildfires in California, hurricanes in Texas and North Carolina, and a mass shooting in Florida, among other locations.
Mr. Yusuff’s term will last three years.
Syed M. Hassan
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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.