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Islamic Relief USA Joins LDS Church to Aid Americans Affected by Sandy

Islamic Relief USA Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) has partnered up with the Church of Latter-day Saints to help residents along the East Coast affected by Superstorm Sandy. DART also works closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross to deliver assistance efficiently and effectively. This coordinated effort by IRUSA and LDS Church is providing:

  • Food for 30,000 families for three days
  • Kitchen sets for 2,000 people
  • Winter clothing—coats and sweaters—for 5,000 people
  • Bedding, sheets and pillows for 2,000 individuals
  • Gloves, shovels and garbage bags to be used by some 3,000 volunteers for clean-up efforts
  • 10 generators and 2,000 hygiene kits
  • 3,000 blankets
  • 50 sump pumps

IRUSA’s DART members receive training and certification opportunities throughout the year in local communities around the country. IRUSA and its DART team have already responded to several emergencies so far this year.

Learn more about our emergency relief efforts in the United States by visiting IRUSA.org/DisasterResponse.

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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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