(Washington, D.C., 7/18/2012) Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the leading humanitarian Muslim organization in the United States, is hosting an interfaith Capitol Hill Reception on July 19th, on the first evening of Ramadan.  The event is co-hosted by Congressman Andre Carson and Congressman Keith Ellison to celebrate the occasion with American Muslim community members, government officials, interfaith leaders, and executives from leading humanitarian aid NGO’s.


What: Islamic Relief Interfaith Capitol Hill Ramadan Reception

When: Thursday, July 19th, 6pm to 7:30 pm

Where: B339 Rayburn House Office Building, US House of Representatives

“Islamic Relief USA’s Ramadan Reception is a wonderful opportunity for our organization to bring together government officials, Muslim community members, and diverse interfaith leaders to celebrate our shared humanitarian values and mission to help the less fortunate,” said Jihad Williams, government affairs representative for IRUSA.

Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization with eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator. 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. In 2011, Islamic Relief USA programs benefited more than 5 million people in 34 countries, including the United States.

In addition to its 4-star rating on Charity Navigator, 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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Media Representative
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