Islamic Relief USA™ (IRUSA™) was founded in California in 1993 as a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt charity involved in international humanitarian relief efforts. IRUSA is a legally separate and independent member of a global family of collaborating relief organizations that share a common vision, mission, and family identity, and all of which use the term “Islamic Relief” as part of their organizational name.
Islamic Relief USA strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. It 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.
Offering relief services for more than a quarter-century, the Islamic Relief family of relief organizations includes locations in more than 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
Islamic Relief USA provides emergency disaster relief when it is needed, and spearheads development projects in multiple sectors, including education, income generation, orphan support, health and nutrition, and water and sanitation. IRUSA directly supports international projects in these sectors in nearly 30 countries around the world.
In addition to its international relief and development initiatives, IRUSA also supports domestic projects to help disadvantaged communities in the United States. Some of Islamic Relief USA’s domestic projects have included: community grants, toy fairs for children, financial assistance, healthcare in underserved areas, and the annual ‘Day of Dignity’ program, which provides food, medical care, hygiene kits, and more to thousands of homeless and underserved people across the country.