FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Muslim Relief Organization Responds to Hurricane Ida
(New Hyde Park, NY, 08/31/2021) – An ICNA Relief emergency response team will be deployed to the Gulf Coast in the coming days to respond to Hurricane Ida. The storm made landfall yesterday exactly 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. This Category 4 hurricane has brought storm surge, heavy rain, and damaging winds.
“Thousands of families are now dealing with the aftermath of this hurricane and ICNA Relief is ready to meet their most urgent needs,” said ICNA Relief Director of Disaster Relief Services Rafiq Mehdi, who is leading the Hurricane Ida response team. “As soon as the storm clears and it’s safe to travel, we will begin damage assessments in the hardest hit communities. Many communities along the Gulf Coast are still recovering from last year’s storm and will need help.”
ICNA Relief offices and partners had begun to collect emergency essential medicines, medical and food supplies in advance that will now be delivered quickly in this time of crisis. ICNA Relief has professional relief workers and a network of volunteers ready to respond to disasters at a moment’s notice and has a long history of responding to emergencies in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
ICNA Relief has responded to over 30 natural disasters and continues to establish long-term recovery projects and disaster preparedness programs for vulnerable communities. Since it was founded more than 15 years ago, ICNA Relief has provided more than $1 billion in aid and servicing 28 states to over 654 cities.
Donations to ICNA Relief Disaster Relief Fund will support its response to the storms. To donate, please go to www.icnarelief.org/drs
[Contact: Imam Rafiq Mahdi, Director of Disaster Relief Services, 865-256-9826 & firstname.lastname@example.org]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICNA Relief Will Provide 45,000 Students With School Supplies for the 2021 School Year
(New Hyde Park, NY, 04/10/2021) – On Saturday, August 7th, ICNA Relief USA through its network of 47 food pantries across 24 states will start its annual Back2School distribution program. This will equip 45,000 students with the essentials they need to succeed in the classrooms. Students will receive a backpack, pencils, pens, notebooks amongst many other essentials for learning. This distribution has been made possible through individual in-kind and school supply donations.
“The end of the summer and start of a new school year is a special time of year for students. This year, we are grateful that our students and teachers will be returning to the classroom. We want to ensure that students are equipped with all the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.. We are grateful to our partners, our volunteers, and donors. Neighbors helping Neighbors, that is what ICNA Relief is all about,” says Saima Azfar, Director of Back2School Program.
ICNA Relief is a national domestic relief organization that is part of the Islamic Circle of North America. A faith-based organization with thousands of trained volunteers nationwide ready to help in times of need. ICNA Relief has several food pantries and distribution sites across the USA. In 2020, ICNA Relief distributed over 13 million pounds of produce and groceries to nearly 1.5 million families. It focuses on domestic human needs issues that range from responding to disasters to transitional housing for women and children.
[Contact: Dr. Saima Azfar, Director of Back2School Program, 847-909-3621 & email@example.com]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICNA Relief Will Distribute 100,000 Pounds of Meat to Families In Need
(New Hyde Park, NY, 07/20/2021) – ICNA Relief is responding to the needs of local communities across the United States.
On Tuesday, July 20th, the non-profit organization will begin its annual Eid-Al-Adha meat distribution through its network of 47 food pantries across 24 states. This will serve 60,000 families during the upcoming holiday. The meat distribution will be accompanied by staple pantry items such as rice, flour, oil, and dates. The distribution is made possible through the various food and monetary donations made by the local communities.
“Eid-Al-Adha is a special time of year for Muslims, a time to gather, reconnect with loved ones and eat tasty foods. We want to ensure that our neighbors have the culturally appropriate and spiritually fulfilling food to properly participate in the festivities. We are grateful to our partners, our volunteers, and donors. Neighbors helping Neighbors, that is what ICNA Relief is all about,” says Zahid Hussain, Director of Hunger Prevention.
ICNA Relief is a national domestic relief organization that is part of the Islamic Circle of North America. A faith-based organization with thousands of trained volunteers nationwide ready to help in times of need. ICNA Relief’s focus is to serve the community at large through its various social service programs such as, disaster relief to transitional housing for women and children to name a few. More information about the work the ICNA Relief does can be found at icnarelief.org
[Contact: Zahid Hussain, Director of Hunger Prevention, 214-298-5857 & firstname.lastname@example.org]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICNA Relief Will Serve 58,000 families Across The Nation For The Upcoming Month of Ramadan
(New Hyde Park, NY, 04/10/2021) – ICNA Relief is responding to the needs of local communities across the United States. In 2020, ICNA Relief distributed over 13 million pounds of produce and groceries to nearly 1.5 million families.
On Saturday, April 10th, the non-profit organization through its network of 46 food pantries across 13 states will start its Ramadan Food Box distribution program, which will serve 58,000 families for the upcoming month of fasting. The food items will include staples such as rice, flour, oil, and dates. This distribution has been made possible through individual food and monetary donations.
“Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims, a time to gather, reconnect with loved ones and pray together. As we continue to practice physical distancing, we want to ensure that our neighbors have the culturally appropriate and spiritually fulfilling food that they need to open their fasts. We are grateful to our partners, our volunteers, and donors. Neighbors helping Neighbors, that is what ICNA Relief is all about,” says Zahid Hussain.
ABOUT ICNA RELIEF
ICNA Relief is a national domestic relief organization that is part of the Islamic Circle of North America. A faith-inspired organization with thousands of trained volunteers nationwide ready to help in times of need. ICNA Relief has several food pantries and distribution sites across the USA. The organization served over 730,000 families last year. It’s focus on domestic human needs issues that range from responding to disasters to transitional housing for women and children.
[Contact: Zahid Hussain, Director of Hunger Prevention, 214-298-5857 & email@example.com]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICNA Relief, DeLune Corp and Dar Al Hijrah Mosque Distribute 1,000 Meals to Local DMV Communities
(FALLS CHURCH, VA., 5/19/2020) – ICNA Relief is partnering with DeLune Corp and Dar Al Hijrah Mosque to respond to the food needs of the local Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia communities.
On Friday, May 22nd at 5:00pm, local food pantries and non-profits will be distributing a week’s worth of essential food items and one hot meal to 1,000 families at 3159 Row St, Falls Church, VA 22044. This distribution has been made possible through contracts awarded to food distributors by the USDA Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP) to reduce food insecurity during COVID-19.
“We are all struggling to get through this pandemic and hopefully there will be a return to normal in the near future until then ICNA Relief will continue to help its neighbors during this time of need. We are grateful to DeLune Corp, our volunteers, and donors. Neighbors helping Neighbors, that is what ICNA Relief is all about,” Akmal Husain – Food Pantry Manager of ICNA Relief, says.
ABOUT ICNA RELIEF
ICNA Relief is a national domestic relief organization that is part of the Islamic Circle of North America. A faith-inspired organization with thousands of trained volunteers nationwide ready to help in times of need. ICNA Relief has several food pantries and distribution sites in Virginia, located in the counties of Fairfax, Prince William, Henrico, and Chesterfield, that are feeding families in need.
ABOUT DeLUNE CORP
De Lune Corp is an international trading powerhouse dedicated to delivering the highest-quality agricultural commodities worldwide. Our team is comprised of industry leaders and subject matter experts in sourcing and logistics who possess extensive experience trading U.S. and Canadian agro-commodities and providing customized shipping solutions to ensure on-time delivery. Our mission is to continually push limits in the global trade of agricultural products by exploring and expanding into new markets, continuously diversifying our product portfolio, and offering impeccable customer service and competitive pricing.
ABOUT DAR AL HIJRAH MOSQUE
Dar Al Hijrah’s mission is to serve the Creator by educating, developing, and empowering our congregants; providing services of faith and care for our community; and engaging society by building bridges and advocating for social justice to strive for a just and virtuous society.
Contact: [Maham Khan, Resource Development Coordinator, 571-276-9243 & firstname.lastname@example.org]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TODAY 11AM-3PM 273 NEPTUNE AVE, BROOKLYN
ICNA Relief is a National Disaster Relief organization, based right here in New York, that is part of the Islamic Circle of North America. A faith based organization with thousands of trained volunteers ready to help in times of need.
Right NOW, ICNA Relief is responding with the distribution of food, free medical clinics, financial support, women and family shelters and so much MORE.
There are several pantries in New York in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and out on Long Island in Hempstead, that are feeding families in need.
TODAY, the Pantry in Brooklyn at 273 Neptune Ave in the Brighton Beach area of Brooklyn will supply over 100 families with bags and boxes of food. They will each receive non-perishable, canned goods and fresh vegetables.
We are all struggling to get through this pandemic and hopefully there will be a return to normal in the near future, until then ICNA Relief will continue to keep the doors open to their neighbors across the City.
Neighbors helping Neighbors……that is what ICNA Relief is all about.
For more information call:
SAT, 4/18/20 11AM 1641 NW 15TH ST, POMPANO BEACH
Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and ICNA Relief will be providing COVID-19 testing April 13, 2020
APPNA DMV and ICNA Relief USA D.M.V. Field Office are working together to provide COVID-19 testing for free to the uninsured. Testing is limited and giving preference will be given to symptomatic patients that are essential workers, senior citizens, and/or immunocompromised (high-risk categories). To see if you qualify please fill out this form or reach out to ICNA Relief via phone: 703-558-9655 or email: VA@icnarelief.org
Please do not visit the clinic without expressed authorization to receive COVID-19 testing.
“APPNA DMV feels blessed and fortunate to partner with ICNA relief DMV and CN Internal Medicine to have the capacity to serve our community. Of course only feasible because of our amazing volunteers and donators. ” Dr. Samia Piracha – APPNA DMV President
To Donate: https://www.paypal.me/appnadmv
Contact: Ammar Ahmed; Public Relations Coordinator Ph. 561-420-3690 Email: email@example.com
Muslim Organization to Distribute Free Food and Other Essential Supplies March 18, 2020
Contact: Umber Siddiqi; Operations Coordinator 551-358-9814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ICNA Relief USA New Jersey Field Office will distribute basic household items and cleaning supplies to low-income families on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 2 PM to 4:00 PM at Dar-Ul Islam 602-616 Salem Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07208
In order to be more impactful and keeping in mind the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be giving basic items such as soap, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfecting cleaners, along with diapers, baby formula, and other food items while supplies last at a first come first served basis to vulnerable communities. The public is urged to donate at https://www.icnarelief.org/coronavirus
ICNA Relief strives to uplift the underserved in the US through a nationwide network of shelters, food pantries, health clinics, skill development programs, disaster relief services, refugee services and more. ICNA Relief works to build healthy communities, strengthen families and create opportunities for those in despair while maintaining their dignity and advocating for their basic human needs.
US Muslim Charity Sending Medical Team to Puerto Rico for Relief Efforts.
January 30, 2020, ICNA RELIEF, a Nationally known disaster relief organization; www.icnarelief.
In addition to supplying medical aid, ICNA Relief will distribute supplies including portable fans, batteries flashlights, personal care kits and more.
ICNA Relief has been first on the ground in many disasters and has deployed volunteers in more than 61 cases, including Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017.
ICNA Relief USA supports all phases of disaster including, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, mitigation, advocacy, and community resiliency. ICNA Relief’s COO, Abdul Rauf Khan stated, “You may be only one person at the disaster site, but for someone who has lost everything, you mean the entire world by just being there. That is why we do what we do at ICNA Relief. We are Muslim-Americans helping our neighbors in need.
Please join and support our efforts to help those in need in Puerto Rico at icnarelief.org/puertorico. If you would like to help by sending in-kind donations, see locations below.
Please mail medical supply donations to the following locations:
ICNA Relief Medical Clinic 10874 Plano Road #A Dallas, TX 75238
ICNA Relief USA 87-91 144th street Jamaica, NY 11435
ICNA Relief South Florida office 9000 NW 44th Street #205 Sunrise, FL 33351
Georgia, North & South Carolina Muslims & Mosques
to Shelter Hurricane Florence Evacuees,
Islamic Charity Commits $100,000 to Relief Efforts
(ATLANTA, GA – 9/13/18) Islamic Circle of North America Relief ( ICNA Relief) and the Muslims of Georgia, and North and South Carolina are organizing over two dozen mosques as shelters for evacuees fleeing Hurricane Florence. They will open their doors starting tonight through to the end of the storm. Several other mosques will serve as drop sites for supplies.
To seek shelter at participating mosques contact the hotline (770) 558-3519 or email@example.com, the Atlanta chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief (ICNA Relief Atlanta), one of the nation’s largest Muslim charities. See list of mosques serving as shelters below. In-kind and financial donations are being solicited. Donate at www.icnarelief.org/florence
“ICNA Relief is a member of NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) which works closely with FEMA. ICNA Relief is organizing this hurricane relief effort, coordinating mosques as shelters, directing evacuees to them, collecting and distributing supplies to the mosques. We are also equipping mosques to offer logistical support to evacuees, including registration forms, guidelines and safety, departure procedures, and exit forms,” said ICNA Relief Regional Director, Mr. Hamid Qureshi.
“ICNA Relief is allocating $100,000 towards relief efforts. Our Disaster Relief Team is deploying for the Carolinas and will enter the area when it is safe to do so,” said ICNA Relief CEO, Mr. Maqsood Ahmed. “Besides requesting financial support, we will be making a call for volunteers to help with mucking, gutting, and clean up efforts, as well. ICNA Relief, in partnership with APPNA (Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America) will also deploy two mobile clinics and two ICNA Relief trucks filled with food items and toiletries to the disaster impacted areas once the storm has passed.”
When Hurricane Irma struck last year, hundreds of evacuees found shelter at 20 Georgia mosques.
As of now, mosques serving as shelters in GA include:
- Masjid Al-Rahman , 1235 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming GA
- Darul Huda Masjid , 2755 Centerville Highway Snellville, GA
- Hamzah Islamic Center , 665 Tidwell Road Alpharetta, GA
- Islamic Center of Albany Ga, 712 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany, GA 31701
- The Islamic Center of Middle Georgia Centerville-Warner Robins, 2501 Elberta Rd. Centerville, GA
- West End Community Center, 1197 Lucille Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
- Masjid Al Athar , 1148 Franklin Gateway, Marietta, GA
- Islamic Center of North Fulton (ICNF), 1265 Rucker Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009
- Masjid Maryam , 3650 Savannah Place Dr., Duluth, GA
- Masjid Al Hedaya, 968 Powder Springs St. Marietta, GA
- Islamic Community Center of Atlanta – ICCA, 288 E. Lanier Ave. Fayetteville, GA
- Al-Iman Masjid, Smyrna, 1820 Spring Rd. SE Smyrna, GA
- Georgia Islamic Institute, 177 Simonton Rd SW, Lawrenceville, GA
Mosque serving as shelters in North and South Carolina:
- Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte, NC (ISGC), 7025 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28215
- Islamic Center of Charlotte, NC (ICC), 1700 Progress Ln, Charlotte, NC 28205
- Masjid Al Madina, Raeford, NC, 8290 Fayetteville Rd, Raeford, NC 28376
- Burlington Masjid, NC, 1908 S Mebane Street, Burlington, NC 27215
- Islamic Society of Spartanburg, SC, 377 Successful Way Spartanburg, SC 29303
Please donate here: https://www.icnarelief.org/flo
Brand New, Packaged Supplies Needed: blankets, pillows, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, towels, toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, women’s hygiene products, soap, and shampoo, Hefty or Glad brand large trash bags, durable paper plates, drinking cups and cutlery, over the counter medication (cough medicine, Ibuprofen, allergy medicine).
Ship/Drop Brand New, Packaged Supplies to the following Mosques/sites
- Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz , 955 Harbins Rd NW, Norcross, GA
- Madina Institute U.S.A , 3580 Sweetwater Rd. Duluth, GA
- ICNA Relief Food Pantry, 6200 Memorial Drive, Suite J, Stone Mountain, GA
- Nasfat Masjid, 432 Dogwood Dr. NW, Lilburn, GA
- Community of bosniaks, GA, 950 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA
- Al-Farooq Masjid ,442 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA
US Muslim Charity to Host #OneNationOneCause
Back2School Drive in 35 states, in 70 + cities, over 30 days;
Community Donations Welcome
Aug.4, 2018, Phoenix, AZ: On Aug.4th, the national non-profit, ICNA RELIEF (Islamic Circle of North America Relief; www.icnarelief.org), will distribute backpacks and supplies to children in need, as part of their #OneNationOneCause Back2School Drive.
ICNA Relief Arizona intends to distribute 700 backpacks and supplies locally, a $17,500 value. At a mega distribution event, we will also provide free haircuts, free health fair, food and fun activities, on August 4, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3104 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051. This drive is in collaboration with partners including local faith groups, non-profits, libraries and village halls
The community-at-large is being invited to support the effort. Supplies can be shipped or checks can be mailed to ICNA Relief, 5030 S Mill Ave Suite # C5, Tempe, AZ 85282. Deadline for in-kind or online donations at icnarelief.org/back2school: August, 3. To volunteer, be a sponsor or to partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org You can also support ICNA Relief through Amazon Smile.
“Our partners are testimony. This cause is near to so many hearts because we know just how sad and inadequate a child would feel showing up to school ill-prepared. 20 percent of American kids live in poverty. We know that a book bag is so much more than just a book bag,” said Salina Imam, Director, ICNA Relief Arizona.
In Arizona alone, sponsors include : Arizona Cultural Academy; Islamic Center of North East Valley; AZ Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, PC; ABSS Manufacturing; Tahmina Chowdhury; Nouhad A. Habli -Mazboudi. Partners include: Islamic Community Center of Tempe, Tempe;Islamic Center of East Valley, Chandler; ICCP mosque, Phoenix; Trinity Methodist Church, Phoenix; Melek Akgul-Lee & Family, Phoenix Asian American Lions; Heidi Pettigrew & Family. The list grows daily.
“ This drive, #OneNationOneCause, is an expression of solidarity. We stand together, and are committed to being there for our neighbors, especially the most vulnerable. These are Islamic principles and universal human values in action. We are grateful to all our partners for coming together as one,” said Mr. Maqsood Ahmed, ICNA Relief CEO.
In 2017 alone, ICNA Relief distributed 27,075 backpacks with supplies, in 187 locations in 26 states. Since 2009, ICNA Relief has distributed 150,000 backpacks filled with supplies, nationwide to needy children. Its services, provided through 56 chapters, include 15 transitional shelters for women and children, car donations, refugee assimilation programs, professional counseling and food pantries.
The following states have events: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IOWA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and Puerto Rico.
Anaheim, CA July 20, 2018, On July 28 the national non-profit, ICNA RELIEF will distribute backpacks and supplies to children in need, as part of their #OneNationOneCause Back2School Drive
Stone Mountain, GA, Aug 4th, 2018 – On August 4th, 2018, the national non-profit, ICNA RELIEF will distribute 1200 backpacks and supplies to children in need, as part of their #OneNationOneCause Back2School Drive.
Chicago, IL, Aug. 11, The Islamic Circle of North America Relief Chicago chapter (ICNARelief.org) will be distributing 1500 backpacks with supplies, a $60,000 value, to children in struggling families, this year
Boston, MA, Aug. 11, 2018 – The national non-profit, ICNA RELIEF (Islamic Circle of North America Relief; www.icnarelief.org), will distribute backpacks and supplies to children in need, as part of their #OneNationOneCause Back2School drives across 35 states and Puerto Rico, in more than 100 cities, over 30 days.
Queens, NY, July 22, 2018 – ICNA RELIEF one of America’s largest Muslim charities,will distribute backpacks and supplies to children in need, as part of their #OneNationOneCause Back2School Drive.