(Washington, D.C., 3/28/2012) Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, announced today its spring banquet, an evening to raise awareness about the water crisis across Africa, advocating change to help give Africa clean water.
Among other faith-based organizations such Catholic Relief Services, American Jewish World Service, Islamic Relief USA supported the United States Agency of International Development’s FWD (Famine, War, and Drought) campaign-an initiative to educate Americans about the crisis and to encourage more people to donate to provide relief.
What: Islamic Relief’s Spring Banquet
Inspire hope. Inspire change.
When: April 7th, 2012
Where: Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
The Islamic Relief family collectively delivered assistance to more than one million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya by providing food and supplemental nutrition, water and water treatment items, medicine and health care services, emergency seed packs, nutrition and health care for livestock, fixed water wells, latrines, hygiene kits, cooking and other household items.
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 6 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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Asma Yousef, 703.582.5880, firstname.lastname@example.org
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