Disaster Response Team Carries Out Debris Removal Work in Tornado-Hit Rochelle, Illinois
ICNA Relief's Disaster Response Team is working in the field in Rochelle, Illinois today after massive tornadoes hit the city alongwith other areas in Northern Illinois last year. The team along with local volunteers is doing chainsaw and debris removal work today April 16th in an effort to help families with damaged property. To do your part, donate towards this cause.
ICNA Relief's Disaster Response Team Deploys To Illinois Following Deadly Tornado Outbreak
ICNA Relief USA's Disaster Response Team as been deployed to Illinois after massive tornadoes ripped through the northern part of the state. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering due to last night’s tornadoes in northern Illinois in rural and small-town communities. Those who knew what to do were prepared and responded to the imminent danger by seeking a safe location. Still, the tornado’s impact did cause one person’s death. (Click here for more details.)
We pray for their community’s recovery, especially for those who may not have strong family support or the financial means. Even though many elderly citizens homes may be paid for, with reduced incomes many cannot afford hazard insurance and may need financial assistance to recover. Young families are often living from paycheck to paycheck and will struggle to replace their household and personal belongings. ICNA Relief is praying that Muslims in neighboring communities, across the state of Illinois, and in neighboring states will reach out to those who need help right now.
ICNA Relief USA’s Disaster Relief Services (DRS) is asking for financial donations to assist those suffering due to this disaster.
We are also reminding Muslims in Illinois of the importance of being prepared, as an individual, a family, and a local-ummah. We hope to find you actively involved in disaster preparedness workshops scheduled in your area. We hope to find you actively involved in our Disaster Relief Services Program which connects Muslims to the existing disaster-related system.
'Project Rizq: Feeding Our Neighbors' Pledges Over $3000 Worth of Monthly Food Donations
Alhamdulillah, Chicago-based Project Rizq: Feeding Our Neighbors, a service project run by Muslim Community Center (MCC), has committed to supporting local families in need. Pledging monthly food donations valued at over $3000, it will, inshaAllah, host a year-round food drive for ICNA Relief Chicago’s food pantries based in Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace.
"We recognize the various needs our community has, one being the basic necessity of food. As young Muslims, we feel an obligation to do our best to help in any way we can. We realized it would be impossible for us to do this alone, so we partnered with MCC and ICNA Relief to provide services to as many people as possible. May Allah (swt) reward everyone for their efforts," said Anas Gandhi, 22, Founder of Project Rizq:Feeding Our Neighbors and an undergraduate student at Loyola University, Chicago.