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Floods Sweep Through Houston

In early May, Texas began experiencing heavy bands of rain, subsequently causing flooding events in the Southeast, particularly around the Houston Metro Area. Damage reports are still being compiled, but many counties are reporting anywhere from 250 – 1,000 homes affected, with some receiving nearly 12 feet of water. An additional round of storms struck the area on May 16 with straight line winds in excess of 100 mph, and reports of two tornadoes touching down, causing five fatalities and a loss of power to over 1 million people.

IRUSA Disaster Management Team and Blueshirt volunteers moved quickly to help those affected with disaster assessments in several counties throughout the area–these disaster assessments are vital for survivors to begin receiving the aid they need to recover. The team will also be assisting with shelter operations and identifying additional ways to serve and support those affected.Your donations to IRUSA’s USA Humanitarian Aid fund help make these urgent responses possible. Please give today to help your neighbors in their time of need.

Focus on the United States

Racial inequity, homelessness, poverty, and the effects of climate change are just a few issues Americans face on a daily basis. And now, inflation is on the rise as food and gas prices are soaring, exacerbating an already difficult circumstance for families across the country.

As Islam teaches us, charity starts at home, and that’s why Islamic Relief USA is dedicated to supporting work across the US that provides families with the tools to succeed.

A few of our interventions across the US include: 

  • Distributing hot meals and food boxes to alleviate food insecurity 
  • Providing halal turkeys and complementary foods to thousands of vulnerable families 
  • Providing free health services to vulnerable communities
  • Day of Dignity events, a community-based initiative that works to provide low-income and homeless individuals with access to essential services and resources such as food, hygiene kits, medical screening, resume building, and financial advice
  • Deploying our Disaster Management Team and volunteers to support survivors in areas hit by devastation, including families across Florida affected by Hurricane Idalia

Islamic Relief Afghan Refugee Response

Since the shift in power in Afghanistan in 2021, 83,000 people have fled to the US in search of refuge. Together, with our partner network, Islamic Relief is working to help our newly arrived Afghan neighbors transition into their new home through the following: 

  • Greeting orientations, transportation from the airport, and interpreters upon arrival
  • Cash, rental, and legal assistance
  • Case management services including medical 
  • Mental health and psychosocial support
  • Hygiene kits and clothing 
  • Food boxes including items like flour, rice, oil, sugar, lentils, beans, salt, and green tea

Click below to learn more and take action today, whether it’s advocating for the Afghan Adjustment Act or sponsoring a newly arrived Afghan family. Stay tuned to this page for more information as it becomes available.

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