ICNA Relief Sets up Disaster Response support hotline @ 888-616-6865
Hurricane Isaac is moving slowly northwest along the coast of southeast Louisiana, and dangerous storm surge conditions continue all along the Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said in its 9 P.M. ET update. The Category 1 hurricane still had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph; hurricane-force winds extended 60 miles out from the center of the storm.
The center of the storm made landfall in Plaquemines Parish late Tuesday. Storm warnings and watches stretch across Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. ICNA Relief encourages those in the affected region to be prepared for the possible effects of this hurricane. As it has been proven time and time again, hurricanes are highly unpredictable. If you live in the area of possible landfall, you should be prepared for local flooding, power outages, and falling trees or roof damage.
ICNA Relief has relocated its response headquarters from Birmingham, AL to Baton Rouge, LA and has set up 4 help centers– one each in Baton Rouge, LA, Jackson, MS, Lafayette, LA and Beaumont, TX for the evacuees. ICNA Relief is working with local Islamic centers and other governmental and faith-based organizations to help survivors in response and recovery phases.
ICNA Relief Disaster Response Services
ICNA Relief USA is the only domestic, Islamic faith-based agency, actively participating in disaster response through disaster recovery in the United States. ICNA Relief is a member of NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) as well as several state VOADs. It is considered a subject matter expert in the field of disaster case management. Trained case managers work with disaster survivors in identifying goals & objectives, and coordinate with and utilize recovery programs & resources such as FEMA, CDBG, SSBG, and long term recovery committee agencies. ICNA Relief’s disaster response services seek to alleviate human suffering by providing caring, compassionate, and practical assistance to survivors of natural and man-made disasters. ICNA Relief strives to accurately represent Islamic values of compassion, serving humanity regardless of race, religion, or culture.
Other services provided by ICNA Relief include:
Temporary Housing for Women
Hunger Prevention Programs
Muslim Family Services
Educational support Programs
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