(Alexandria, VA) — Islamic Relief USA, a faith-based charity headquartered in Alexandria, VA, will be welcoming the 2013 Ramadan season with a reception on Capitol Hill, featuring two Muslim members of Congress: Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-) as well as leadership from IRUSA will be among the event speakers.
When: Monday, July 8, 5:30-7 PM
Where: B339 Rayburn House Office Building, U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 20515
For media access to this event, contact Blair Fitzgibbon at 202-503-6141.
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization with nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator through 2012, and subsequent above-average ranking. 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 high 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.