Members of Jehovah’s Witnesses clean a Houston home damaged by Hurricane Harvey. (© Joe Raedle/Getty Images)The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the ShareAmerica in April 2017: 

“Whenever the United States experiences a natural disaster — like the hurricanes that recently struck Florida and Texas — faith-based organizations will be there to help.

Federal, state and local agencies provide the largest share of emergency assistance, but faith-based groups play an indispensable role in disaster relief throughout the U.S. In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, numerous Jewish, Christian and Muslim nonprofits are providing essential services and supplies to stricken families, regardless of their faith.

For the first phase of its Harvey recovery efforts, Islamic Relief USA has spent $32,000 on cash cards for needy Texans. Its volunteers in Florida are arranging for mosques in Tampa Bay and Orlando to serve as emergency shelters for those displaced by Irma.

Islamic Relief USA stays around for the long term. It is working with United Methodists in North Carolina to rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by 2016’s Hurricane Matthew, said Minhaj Hassan, the group’s spokeswoman.”

 

Read the full post on ShareAmerica

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