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Islamic Relief USA

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Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, International, Philanthropy

Mission: Islamic Relief USA provides relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world.

Target demographics: IRUSA serves vulnerable populations , regardless of race, color, religion, or creed.

Geographic areas served: about 40 countries around the world, including the United States.

Programs: IRUSA donors and volunteers support a wide variety of humanitarian work, from emergency relief, which can include food aid, water and sanitation, hygiene kits, temporary shelters, disaster assessments, rebuilding damaged homes, and more; to building sustainable programming, designed to help vulnerable people break their chains of poverty and move toward success. Some of these include vocational training, microfinance opportunities, education, livelihood programs, healthcare, orphan sponsorship or support, and much more.

Community Stories

399 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came across them out of the blue, and decided to sign up because I knew I had to start serving others, when I went in for my first event, it was amazing, we were partnered with a local pantry in the southside of Chicago and we were helping by giving hot meals to the residents there. It was the service I needed and Islamic Relief was able to provide that, after that I was also part of the meal packs that have helped over 60 thousand people! I always jump at the opportunity to volunteer with Islamic relief!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Islamic Relief is known to most as one of the most active charities in the world. Not only do they service war-torn or catastrophe-hit locations around the globe, but they fruitfully serve their own communities as well. I’ve been a volunteer with IRUSA for over 7 years, and every experience has been a humbling experience. I’ve come across people in my own city whose stories I would’ve never known of if it weren’t for IRUSA’s local efforts. Their projects, local and abroad, changed the trajectory of my life in unfathomable ways — inspiring me to become someone who can have a similar positive impact. Their work is purely genuine and you can see it through the dedication of the staff. Their commitment to serving the unfortunate resonates within the entire organization and trickles down to the volunteers. The entire organization is filled with genuine, hard-working and sincere individuals. Volunteering with IRUSA gives you a sense of pride and joy that subconsciously makes you committed and loyal to them.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Islamic Relief USA multiple times and every time the experience has been fulfilling. The meal packs in Chicago are always well organized and fun! The staff does it’s level best to encourage the volunteers to meet the goal in order to feed as many individuals in underprivileged communities around the world. They also did a great job taking care of their volunteers during the pandemic while executing meal packs. I appreciate the free Islamic relief gear and snacks during the events! The company and ambiance make the experience enjoyable and meaningful.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being part of this organization as a contributor has been an extremely fulfilling experience that I hope to be a part of for many years to come. I’ve met so many amazing people who are extremely passionate about helping our fellow brothers in sisters in need. IRUSA is definitely one of the most organized and transparent nonprofits around, making it an easy decision for people who are looking to donate to a pressing cause.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Islamic Relief meets all my criteria when it comes to nonprofit work. They are quick to respond to crises and I’ve never had anything but positive experiences donating to them. Highly recommend!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

1. Active volunteer since 2019.

2. Participated in regular volunteering events for fundraising, meal-packing, warehouse organizing, DMT home rebuilding, convention participation and refugee clothing sorting projects.

3. It is one of the best places to do volunteering.

4. IRUSA provides very convenient ways to do volunteering. For example: virtually, on site, in the warehouse, inside USA, and outside USA.


2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with IRUSA since 2017 now and I am so proud to be apart of this wonderful organization. It is the prefect organization to get involved with if you’re looking for a way to give back and meet some wonderful people along the way. IRUSA is made up of volunteers from all over the world and is open to everyone. I love helping with their fundraising events and meal packing events. It’s always a great way to spend the day !

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have grown up volunteering for Islamic Relief but recently I have started going on my own with my friend. We had an amazing time with one of our first times alone and then the second one we did was amazing because we got to help others while also meeting new people in our community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great people who set up the volunteering experience and great people who volunteer. Alhamdulillah always blessed to be able to go to one of these events - meal packs, hygiene kits, fundraising etc. Logistics are taken care of beforehand, sensational food is provided, friendly atmosphere.

Love the teamwork and positive environment, big blessings.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Islamic Relief USA has made it easy to volunteer and donate to causes that we care about as well as urgent humanitarian crises. I like their portal because of the how easy it is to sign up for volunteer events and donate. There are a lot of opportunities also to learn at webinars and virtual events. I especially enjoy volunteering at the meal packs as it feels like a great team effort and we produce amazing results. Recently, there was an online event where IRUSA employees told us more about their work on the field. These stories were inspiring and gave us a real feel to examples of what our donations actually contribute to.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IRUSA is a wonderful organization. They help people all over the world. This week I volunteer with my husband packing food . we had amazing experience . Their team were very organized and efficient. We got a lot done. I’m very proud to be a IRUSA volunteer and helping others

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with IRUSA for a year now and I am always impressed with the impact of the work they do. I've met a lot of amazing people through my experience volunteering with them and always leave their events knowing I made a difference.
They really appreciate their volunteers also and don't take our efforts for granted. Amazing organization!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IRUSA is truly an amazing and incredible selfless nonprofit organization. They seek to help those around them. I must say I enjoy volunteering my time here and being a part of something that will make an impact on many lives. I have gained the opportunity to meet such wonderful, amazing, talented, and passionate people. They have a drive and passion for what they do.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Long story short, I wanted to do something to provide charity and IRUSA has so many opportunities to volunteer, get others involved, start campaigns, and they keep you up to date on whats happening in the world. Being involved with this nonprofit gave more meaning to my life.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to say that I’m an Islamic relief volunteer. I am always welcomed. We have meetings to promote and raise money. We halo out with fundraising dinners .
I am grateful to meet with the president. They are really passionate about the work they do. At times the volunteers that travel overseas put their lives in danger.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Whenever I volunteer at IRUSA, I do not ever have to think about making a difference in this world because the IRUSA team is always making a positive difference/change in the life of others. It is a non-profit organization that has invested in its volunteers and treats everyone with respect, love, and passion. I hope to be part of this family and give it everything I’ve. Recommended!

2 Murida

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you for reaching out to the forgotten communities around the world!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Helping other people in need in this duniya will elevate one's status in the eyes of Allah. JazakAllah Khair Islamic Relief USA for giving us the platform to help others. May Allah bless your organization immensely.

4 Anna Sadika S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this nonprofit because it helps me be a good Muslim even though I am isolated from a Muslim community here in Portland where I moved after living in the Middle East for more than a decade. They truly help everyone. I regularly see a homeless person downtown wearing an Islamic Relief jacket and it reminds me how much they do to help people who need it. They allow me to send my Islamic donations to a wide variety of programs and they have a lot of resources about the current emergency needs. Sharif Aly is a national treasure and I am proud this Islamic charity is US based.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I choose this non profit because what we do for others, we do for ourselves. Help is on the way. 999. Love, Light and Peace

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had an amazing experience with Islamic Relief over the past couple years. They are extremely organized and they do everything in the most efficient way possible.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Islamic Relief USA for more than five years, I found this organization extremely professional and compassion.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Islamic Relief is by far my favorite organization to work with. Everyone shares the same passion for trying to make the world a better place and I have learned so much through the different volunteer opportunities from donor pages to meal packs. I'm grateful for the amazing support the staff gives its volunteers and an their dedication to their work inspires those around them. This is an organization that works hard to make an impact in the lives of others and the people they serve are a testament to that.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was such an honor to volunteer with Islamic Relief USA. Very professional team, the event started on time, instructions were clear and positive, inspiring and great vibes in the whole place.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to know about Islamic Relief in 2020 . Since then, i have been trying my best to volunteer and getting involved in the community. I never knew i can raise funds but i was able to participate on their platform with all fundraising awareness and education. I have attended their various campaigns to raise funds for pressing needs. I have also volunteered in their meal pack program that was very well organized and exceptionally hosted. I continue to work with them in the future. I support their mission to provide aid and relief to people all over the world.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Irusa in July 2021 for the first time. It was also my first time volunteering. My experience was very pleasant. Everyone at the event was very helpful and encouraging. Irusa’s team are great communicators, I have reached out to them a couple of times with questions and my concerns are addressed within 24 hours. I will continue to volunteer with Irusa, it’s a great organization with people who really cares for the community.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering is an opportunity to grow as an individual and as a community.

Recently my family and I volunteered at Islamic Relief for meal packing. My son has autism with a speech delay which affects his ability to follow multiple directions & socialize.
However, the staff and other volunteers went out of their way to guide and assist him as needed. The mentorship he received was so motivational that he later told me, “mom, I’ve had a wonderful day, when can we go again?”

IR, has always extended their arms out to help others in need. However, this was very different because, they extended kindness, understanding, inclusion and space for a person to be of service with dignity and respect.

We always look forward to volunteer at this wonderful organization, where humanity is at its forefront.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I like to donate and make sure my donations goes to where i want them to and Islamic Relief made that possible and easy for me. I also like their news and reminders to have more inside of the people who are in need because of war, natural disaster. Those give me more opportunity to help others in need when & where they need the most.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Asalamu3laykum.
My name is Salaam Al-nazer and I have volunteered for IRUSA a few times now. It is always a fun, enjoyable, and rewarding experience. Being able to help thousands of people through a very organized event and getting to meet many new people along the way is just some of the great things that go on when volunteering at IRUSA.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IRUSA has done so much for the community all across the US. I am a proud volunteer of this non profit and would recommend 100%

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They are very transparent with regards to how donations are used. It is easy to criticize something but very difficult to demonstrate how to do it better. Indeed, IRUSA are the first responders in any crisis. Whether it is on our home front and helping the survivors of natural disasters/hurricanes here in the U.S.A. or giving food and shelter to innocent shell-shocked men, women, and children abroad, they never give it a rest. May Allah protect this organization and help us to take part in the holy work of serving the oppressed as they do at IRUSA. May Allah be pleased with you and protect you, [Info removed for confidentiality purposes]!

5 Christopher L.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IRUSA non-profit organization is AWESOME, and its staff members are caring, efficient, compassionate, helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and respectful. Extraordinary leadership! Both staff and volunteers are committed to helping as many people as Allah will. Regardless of gender, race, or religion, IRUSA programs have helped countless people domestically and internationally. Volunteers (even IRUSA staff) work as teams to make a difference in the life of others. I have noticed IRUSA’s significant works (disasters, equality, injustice, poverty, etc.…) in multiple communities. I am happy to be part of this organization. It’s family to me. Being part of something greater than me keeps me alive mentally and physically. I have had the opportunity to help more people by volunteering my time at IRUSA events and becoming a well-rounded individual. Keep up the AMAZING work, IRUSA!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Extremely friendly people and the work they provide they make sure that nothing is done with shortcuts. The proper technique is applied in the circumstance, so people don’t ever feel they were done wrong. The staff leaders really care about their work and the people.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve been a donor with Islamic relief since 2005. I was looking for a trustworthy charity organisation and I did my research and found that it’s one of the mostly highly regarded organisations. The percentage of every dollar of donation that goes to the needy are among the highest in the world. I thank the organisation for the great works it’s been doing around the world to help the weak and the vulnerable, those of us who can’t help themselves.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IRUSA does great work in helping Muslims around the world who are suffering through a crisis. Recently, I volunteered at their meal kit setup for the Afghan refugees and I was blown away with their organization and dedication to the cause. I highly recommend anyone who wants to help out to join IRUSA for future volunteer events.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IRUSA is amazing nonprofit organization. It feels great to take part in volunteer work of any kind, but what makes IRUSA even better is that they really love and appreciate their volunteers. It feel valued even for doing the smallest things which makes everyone want to do more.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As [Info removed for confidentiality purposes] my brothers and sisters in Islam. Peace to you all. In regards to Islamic Relief USA, I must say it is an excellent organization that brings out the best in people. As Muslims, we are tasked to help those less fortunate than ourselves and this company delivers in spades. I've volunteered for IRUSA since 2019 and I've enjoyed every second. I also donate when I have the funds available. I feel better about the world because of organizations like IRUSA who help those when needed, no matter the issue.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IRUSA is amazing nonprofit organization. It feels great to take part in volunteer work of any kind, but what makes IRUSA even better is that they really love and appreciate their volunteers. I feel valued even for doing the smallest things which makes me want to do more. They are also the first people that reach out whenever there is a humanity crisis which is important so that I can quickly jump in and help. Thank you for all the opportunities you've given me IRUSA! Looking forward to working with you all in the future.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with IRUSA quite often and they’re always very nice and welcoming from the minute we walk into their doors. They’re always very enthusiastic on helping the communities around them and brining as much help as they can, it was something that I always appreciated about the organization!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a privilege for me to be part of this good deed, under this reputable and eligible organization. I'm also enthusiasm about your activities which entails helping needy, orphans, widows and vulnerable people, among others.
Allah says in the glorious Koran that " whoever engaged himself/ herself in any good act particularly quenching thirst of a needy Allah will surely fulfill all his needs and satisfied him here and thereafter.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that helps people all over the world regardless of their religion, race and ethnicity. Always there to help those in need!

4 Mu A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a family, we volunteered to wrap gifts for needy people before Eid Al Fitr at Diyanet Islamic center and sponsored by IRUSA .The environment was great and our kids learned many lessons that day! We were able to prepare 4000 packages and every one lift with high spirt.
Happy to always volunteer for this organization.
ذهبت انا وعائلتي وتطوعنا لتجهيز هدايا عيد الفطر في مسجد ديانة وكان النشاط منظم من قبل IRUSA
استمتعنا كثيرا وشعرنا بارتفاع في المعنويات وخصوصا اننا ساهمنا في اسعاد الاطفال القليلي الحظ . بارك الله بجهودكم في هذه المنظمه التي تسعى دائما لخدمه البشريه

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Consistently among the first to respond whenever there is an crisis. Whether it is a natural disaster, war, famine, or ongoing poverty...IRUSA is there to help.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had a very good and positive experience with Islamic Relief, USA.I do get consistent updates from them about the work they do via emails. I really appreciate the work they are doing. May Allah bless you for your selfless work for others.[Info removed for confidentiality purposes]

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My absolute go to whenever I’m looking to donate. Very transparent and ask for both volunteers and donations. Volunteering with them, I could see how funds are used as we pack thousands of meals to be transported.

2 Naeem M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Love this Charity. I've supported them since it's inception in the early 90's. Anytime I turn on the news and hear of the horrors and desperate needs around the world. I'm comforted that Islamic Relief is mobilizing to help those families. And I'm with them in it as well.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IRUSA has such dedicated staff, you can tell they really believe in the mission. Islamic Relief has become a household name within the Muslim community!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the best nonprofit charity I came across. They help all walks of life and always there to help the ones in need.

2 Kamran V.

Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you all at IRUSA for helping us to help each other, that is all of humanity. Your effective efforts make it count. I feel great that you actually reach the people in need and nothing goes to waste. We all need help and the best way is to help. May Allah reward your efforts and promote you with continued effectiveness.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

As a Muslim I always try to donate whenever and however I can. Finding a legit organisation that will use the most of my donation for the cause I am giving was very tough. I donated in several organisations then found there donation distribution policy was unclear or most of it went to administration and advertisements. Most organisations have a minimum donating amount that forces you to donate the amount they want. It was an unpleasant situation knowing my donation was not being used properly. Then again 1 or 2 organisations claimed to be 100% donating policy but I couldn’t find valid review and how they do it. Then finally I found Islamic Relief USA 87% of my donation will go to my cause, I can donate any amount I want and is legit. I am very happy with Islamic Relief USA

3

Donor

Rating: 5

At least here in USA there are homeless shelters that are comfortable in changing weather and some have an auto to sleep, ok,let's help.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

It's an excellent charity that has helped me help others.

12 Shelli M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Salaam alaikum I converted to Islam in December 2019 and wanted to do something to help. I wish I could give more. May Allah bless you all for your work.!

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Islamic Relief USA is much known and appreciated for the
1. Customer/donor care, Donor satisfaction is a priority and always there to answer their questions.
2 Great programs where helping people in need is constantly reviewed to give the best service where it is needed most.
3. Always looking at ways to save and direct the funds to lower overhead cost.
4. Engaging volunteers & bringing communities together.
5. Great team to be part of and work with. Employees are valued highly.
6. Upper Management team is engaging & listening to all levels of employees.

IRUSA is a good nonprofit organization that I trust.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

They do absolutely amazing work, so many beneficiaries around the world. They are a strong organization that deserves to be recognized for their hard work. They have caring and dedicated staff that work tirelessly for the cause to help those around the world that are in need.
Highly recommend them to anyone.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is by far one of the most upstanding non-profits around. The compassion they have to serve so many folks around the world with such dignity and professionalism is truly outstanding! I've been a long-time donor and I have full assurance that my money is in the right hands and trust that it will help serve the most vulnerable! Keep up the great job IRUSA!

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Islamic Relief USA is Great Nonprofit that reaches every where and helping every one regardless of their race,color,region and ethnicity. I believe in their mission and I support them.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Islamic Relief USA for it's massive network and work it implements inside the USA and abroad. I live in CA, and we had several major fires in the last 2-3 years in Northern and Southern CA. Islamic Relief USA deployed their staff and volunteers in Northern CA and helped in the first days of the crises managing one of the shelters. The puck didn't stop there, several months down the road when people stopped talking about the disaster on the news, they still were committed and delivered financial assistance to some of the impacted families.

5 Momen E.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Faith inspired and mission driven. The work and the level of impact it reaches across the globe is paramount. Keep up the great work !

6

Donor

Rating: 5

Islamic Relief is one of the best charities I know. It was amazing how quick they responded to Lebanon. Not only in collecting funds but being on the ground working and doing clean up. Amazing work Islamic Relief!!!

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7

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing charity, I love the work you do and the transparency. Keep up the great work and thank you for the options and the easy usability on your site. I feel like you guys really do help around the globe

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8 Naeem M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Long time donor, supporter, and more. I remember when they started out when I was just out of high school. I know when there is an emergency somewhere around the world, I can depend on them to be there. So happy they are the premiere charity working with the WFP in Yemen.

6 Sadman C.

Donor

Rating: 5

They’re a charity that helps me fill out my requirements for zakat and the work they do for those in are very admirable. Through their work they’re helping fix the false image of Muslims that the media portrays and show the world our true values as a religion

7

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. I have observed the meaningful work that they are doing in the community via sponsoring events, conducting outreach, and providing needed services. They truly stay in touch with the community, take time to assess its needs, and respond in thoughtful and innovative ways.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Great website, very user friendly, easy to navigate and make donations. They also send you pictures and show you the progress of the orphans you sponsor and show you How your donations are helping the vulnerable people and making positive impact.