New Jersey (September 27, 2011) – Three weeks ago Hurricane Irene ripped across the eastern United States, battering states from North Carolina to Vermont and hitting parts of New York City and the tri-state area. As we watched these events unfold, ICNA Relief stepped in to offer assistance. Disaster relief services ranged from offering shelter to those whose homes has been damaged by the storm, to distributing food and water to communities.
ICNA Relief's Disaster Response Vehicle
ICNA Relief actively worked to establish five distribution points to provide help to those in need, partnering with local mosques and Islamic centers to further their reach. “We extend our sincerest thanks to the masaajid that cooperated with us, and pray Allah rewards them for their efforts,” said Maqsood Ahmad, Executive Director of ICNA Relief.
While much progress has been made in the past few weeks, the organization is focusing on cleaning up the hardest hit states. Working with other relief agencies in New Jersey, they aim to ensure that residents receive the help they need in the aftermath of the devastating storm. ICNA Relief has teams in Bergen, Middlesex, Passaic and Somerset counties, and is currently looking for volunteers in Wayne, NJ. To sign up as a volunteer please click here.