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2012-08-31 14:21:29

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area continues to provide disaster relief to communities affected by hurricane Isaac, a Category 1 hurricane strength with sustained winds of 75 mph. Seven years ago to the day, New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina, which caused substantial damage to communities along the coast. While Islamic Relief USA has provided humanitarian relief around...

2012-08-30 10:24:43

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area has become a member of the Washington Global Health Alliance WGHA, an organization which supports and advocates for Washington state's global health community bringing together experts in research, education, and training. Formed in 2007 with initial funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WGHA connects participants in one of the...

2012-07-25 10:22:31

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the leading humanitarian Muslim organization in the United States, will host a Capitol Hill briefing July 31 titled "Syria in Crisis: Refugees & the Challenges of the Humanitarian Responses." The event is intended to shed light on the ongoing plight of refugees who have fled the escalating violence in Syria. The crisis in Syria has escalated dramatically since it began 16 months ago and has...

2012-07-16 10:24:05

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the leading humanitarian Muslim organization in the United States, is hosting an interfaith Capitol Hill Ramadan Reception on July 19th, on the first evening of Ramadan. The event is cohosted by Congressman Andre Carson and Congressman Keith Ellison to celebrate the occasion with American Muslim community members, government officials, interfaith leaders, and executives from leading humanitarian aid NGOs....

2012-07-13 10:21:09

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, launched its 2012 Day of Dignity campaign, coinciding with the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. At the first of 15 scheduled events across the country this summer and fall, Day of Dignity's Houston event was attended by 1,200 participants. While fasting, American Muslims and their fellow community members will distribute food,...

2012-07-10 10:23:25

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, continues to provide emergency assistance to communities in Colorado battling wildfires. IRUSA has provided the following assistance in Fort Collins: Distributed clothes and food at distribution centers Provided homeowners with tools--such as shovels and saws--that are necessary for recovery of their properties Connected Colorado Muslims...

2012-06-21 10:21:27

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, will hold a 5K charity walk called Walk for Water on June 24 in Irvine, Calif. This first Walk for Water is dedicated to raising awareness about the world's water crisis. It will benefit Islamic Relief's water and sanitation projects. Clean water and sanitation are among the most vital and immediate needs in many emergency situations, and...

2012-05-16 06:29:13

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, has become a full voting member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. Since the launch of its Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) training program almost a year ago, Islamic Relief USA has offered training in the areas of shelter operation, shelter simulation, and disaster assessment. It has partnered...

2012-04-12 10:21:45

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, will feature a women's fashion show at an April 28 charity event in New York. Relief on the Runway will feature designs by Deepak Perwani, Nayna, Cosry, Guzel, Modern Mary, Razan Daker, Nzinga Knight, Nahda Designs, and Sahaili Styles. The event is for women only. Musical performance by Omnia Hegazy and Spoken Word artist Tahani...

2012-03-13 06:49:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. At this event, Islamic Relief is advocating change to help give Africa clean water. What: Islamic Relief's Spring BanquetInspire hope. Inspire change.For Africa When: April 7th, 2012 Where: Grand Hyatt Washington1000 H Street NW,...