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IRaise For USA Projects

Poverty Where You Least Expect It

2022 marks the third year of living through a global pandemic and all the impacts it has had on the lives of Americans. Many families are living paycheck to paycheck, and rising inflation means most are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of food, gas, housing, and so much more.

Nationwide, 66% of US households are having difficulty making ends meet and children in Black and Hispanic families are twice as likely as white children to face hunger in America. 

When disaster strikes, like brutal winter weather, tornadoes, wildfires, or man-made tragedies, the need for urgent aid and support grows exponentially, especially for families already vulnerable to poverty and suffering.


The Power of YOU

The All-Powerful, Allah (SWT), has put power and opportunity in your hands and in your heart to give charity through IRUSA, and to support efforts for our sisters and brothers in need. Here are just some of the ways your donations through IRUSA can be powerful for this project:

$75 can provide food aid for a family

$250 can provide our Disaster Management Team with the resources they need to respond swiftly during emergencies

$1,000 can support a free health clinic

So, will you use your God-given power to help those in need? Say “YES!,” and click DONATE NOW or BECOME A FUNDRAISER to get started. You can either donate directly to this effort, or start a fundraising page to harness the power of your community to raise more awareness and support for this program.

IRUSA is Serving Our Neighbors in Need

IRUSA is dedicated to supporting vulnerable communities across the country, ensuring that families have shelter, kids have food, and disaster survivors and refugees get the support they need.

Here are just some of the projects we’re implementing in the US:

  • Afghan Refugee Resettlement: IRUSA is working to resettle arriving Afghan refugees and help them begin their life in America. We’ll resettle approximately 2,000 refugees and provide essential support to refugee families including medical care, legal support, rental assistance, and financial support for basic needs like food and hygiene products.

  • Meal Packs: IRUSA volunteers, also known as Blueshirts, come together to pack nutritious meals for families in need across the country. Volunteers have packed millions of meals through this amazing effort–yes, MILLIONS! 

  • Food Boxes: This Ramadan, we’re packing over 10,000 food boxes for Americans in greatest need including individuals from low-income areas, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups. Each food box will feed an average family of 4-6 people and will include shelf-stable foods including rice, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, pasta, and much more.

  • Disaster Response: When disaster strikes, our Disaster Management Team (DMT) responds quickly to get vital resources to survivors as effectively and efficiently as possible. Recent emergencies that our DRT responded to include the Bronx apartment fire, the Midwest tornado outbreak, and Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.    

What happens when you join the fundraising movement?

When you make the decision to fundraise for the effort, you harness humanitarian power to make a real IMPACT, and that is priceless! By fundraising, you make it possible to meet the needs of more families who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.

And if you're reading this message, it's because you know you want to go farther and do more. 

So, let’s get to it! Just scroll to the top of the page and click "Become a Fundraiser" to set up your page. Follow the prompts to complete your page.

When you’re trying to decide on a fundraising goal, just remember: Every donation counts! Every single donation that comes through your effort, whether small or large, means another person will be served in greater ways. So aim high, and keep pushing. 
Once your page is set, you can start promoting it to your friends and family, using emails, social media, text messaging, Whatsapp … whatever way you prefer to communicate. 

If you have any questions, email IRUSA Engagement Specialist Salman Zaman at szaman@irusa.org for support. 

Most of all, remember to harness the power of you to see this through. 

May Allah (swt) reward all of your efforts - AMEEN!



"The best among you are those who bring greatest benefits to many others"

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him).

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