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Causes: Counseling, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Mental Health

Mission: ICNA Relief USA Programs (ICNA Relief) is a multicultural human development and community building organization. The purpose of the organization is to address the basic human and social service needs of the underserved communities with in the United States, through its local chapters, with its head office located in Jamaica, NY, USA. As a vision and value-led organization, ICNA Relief operates under the principle that all people are created equal and when given the tools, will thrive and bring about change in their own lives and the lives of their communities. ICNA Relief's mission is to promote justice through creating opportunities with young people and families to lead healthy and productive lives.

Target demographics: under-served communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2016: 200,853 individuals through our nationwide network of 27 food pantries, 6 free clinics , 14 transitional homes and 6 counseling centres across the country.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Women Temporary Housing, Hunger Prevention - a network of Food Pantries, Disaster Relief Services, Muslim Family Services, Free Health Clinics, Refugee Services, Burial Assistance.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief made it possible for my goal of assisting Syrian refugee families a reality. Through their interfaith tutoring opportunities, my husband and I are working with middle and high school students who are new English speakers and just learning to navigate the American school system. I get to bring my years of experience as an English teacher and ELL Coordinator to help these families. ICNA relief also made it possible for two coworkers of mine to tutor; for my friend who is throwing a birthday party for her daughter to use ICNA Relief's registry to gift to Syrian children; for my friend who runs a NYC Tour agency to launch a project wherein she will acclimate Syrian families to NYC. In short, ICNA Relief builds bridges! I would like to especially thank Umber Siddiqi and Leila Elfane for their tireless efforts on behalf of refugee families. They are angels!

3 Shaheer H.

Donor

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief USA is an extra ordinary example of unity, compassion, community empowerment and serving humanity beyond the boundaries of religion, race and ethnicity. The staff is supportive, tender hearted, helpful and selfless. They are feeding hundreds of thousands hungry people across the country, providing shelter to hundreds of homeless women who have no one to take care of, helping refugees to get back on their feet, providing hot food on streets across America, help rebuild homes of disaster survivors and providing healthcare facilities to people who can't afford to have expensive insurances. I will volunteer and donate for rest of my life.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These are some great quotes that we should all live by as human beings:
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
My main reason to move back to Orlando was to help others. With many great organizations out there helping people, ICNA RELIEF was the one that stood out for me. ICNA Relief USA staff, volunteer's and anyone that is associated with them is compassionate, selfless individuals who go above and beyond to fulfill their mission. I am proud and honored to work with this organization who serves communities throughout the USA. Their services and programs touch the lives of some of the neediest among us; truly saving lives and creating extraordinary communities wherever they serve. There is a phase that we use on a daily basis. It goes like this; YOU CAN TALK THE TALK, BUT CAN YOU WALK THE WAK. Please come out and walk the walk with ICNA Relief's cause to help and serve the people! ICNA Relief doesn't need you, the people need you.....

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with ICNA Relief for 2 years. It's a great non profit organization helping Refugees and people in need with housing, counseling, providing foods, rides to and from the grocery store, library, doctors visit and more. It brings a lots of pleasure working with people in need.

2 Abdulrauf khan

Donor

Rating: 5

What ever we do we have to do as a calling, as a passion we have to throw our head, heart, and definitely hands into it to make it successful. That's what I saw in this staff and volunteers.

Empower others I felt that's goal.

Greatness doesn't comes from a position but from helping build the future. We have an obligation to pull others UP. I saw they take this responsibility as an honor and accepting the challenge and obligation to actually make it possible for our next generation to come and achieve the level of greatness so they can be on the right path in future.
A.Rauf khan

3 Abdi Malik A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Salaam alaykum, my name is Abdulmalik Abdullah
I've been volunteering with icna relief USA for almost 2 years icna has given me a family that I've never had.i grew up in the streets of Detroit, I seen some other icna volunteers and I would like to get involved with helping people I was always in trouble but because of icna relief USA
I dont don't get in trouble no more I learned that I have to be part of the problem I can be part of the SOLUTION.


2 Malika M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ICNA Relief USA staff are compassionate, selfless individuals who go above and beyond to fulfill their mission. I am proud to have association with this organization as they are serving throughout the USA to anyone in need. Their services and programs touch the lives of some of the most needy among us; truly saving lives and creating extraordinary communities wherever they serve.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent nonprofit relief organization in the country without a doubt. During sandy hurricane they were the first responder in the community.

2 Raiesa S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for ICNA Relief, USA since two years. ICNA Relief helps people with every requirement of life; from providing furniture, kitchen items, and food inside the house to cars outside the house. This organization supports refugees from scratch until they are self sufficient.

3 Saima A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with ICNA Relief in 2012. I volunteered for the food drives, toys drives, and back2school.
I never knew that hunger is so prevalent in our society. What ICNA Relief is doing is humbling and eye opening. It is hard to sleep at night while you know that my neighbors are going through tough times.
It's an amazing community, and I believe that this what our country needs right now. Faith in action.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am doing as volunteer with icna relief USA since 3 years in different ways as per my available time. But I want to do more.
It's really a great nonprofit organization and thousands of needy people get benefits.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for ICNA Relief for over 2 years now. I've been involved in the the food pantry, homeless feeding, mobile clinic, and back to school campaigns. No one is turned away due to background, ethnicity, or religion. Hearing recipients thanking the volunteers profusely is very rewarding, to say the least. A big deal of that gratitude goes to the donors, for enabling such services to be given, through their generosity. Then the other part goes to the few staff members and big number volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure people get the help they needed while maintaining their dignity. I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve.

2 Umberr S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Seeing the ICNA Relief staff and volunteers giving their all inspires me to work harder. The compassion of our Refugee Volunteer Services shines through even on the weekends. I have seen volunteers and staff dedicate even their weekends to mentor, advocate and teach refugees as if they are their own family members.

I cannot compare it to any other nonprofit that focuses more on other priorities - events donors, or gaining popularity rather than making the client their sole focus. Having a balance between marketing and meeting a client's goal is ultimate proof to the success of a nonprofit. I can see the sincere intentions and successes of ICNA Relief through the people they serve. You can see it yourself every single day: www.facebook.org/icnarelief

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with ICNA Relief on Back to School project and Food Pantry. I find the organization very professional and full of compassion. Please donate with your time and money, you will find lot of satisfaction in making the difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable in our community.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

The back to school give away, Women's housing project and homeless feeding programs alone make this organization worthy of your donation. Their low overhead is commendable, they consistently do more with less.

Review from Guidestar

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with ICNA Relief USA for a long time now and their work is very needed and appreciated. I worked in making and distributing food, gutting out houses and distributing water during hurricane Sandy. The organization is very hands on and involved with various programs like their Back To School Giveaway that gives school bags to children and families who need it. The Food pantry that serves people groceries, and various other programs designed to bring ease upon peoples lives.

4 Omar R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with ICNA Relief during their Back to School Project as well as Hurricane Sandy Relief. It was hard work, but definitely worth while. The staff and volunteers were very nice, sincere and skillful.
During the Hurricane Sandy relief the organization did a lot of work, and volunteer opportunities that I could participate in. They were life changing experiences I will never forget and the people we helped would also probably never forget.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered during Hurricane Sandy last year, I did various things such as gutting out, mucking out and my personnel favorite was cutting down hazardous trees. Its a great organization and the supervisors i worked under were very interactive and kept all of the volunteers enthusiastic. I have gotten to know ICNA Relief very well since then and have found out about their numerous projects all which are as good as their disaster relief program, such as Back to school giveaway, Hunger prevention, and Women's shelter and these are only projects that they have in NYC.