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North East Storms: ICNA Relief Unveils a Broad Plan


10 29 12

 

 

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (October 29, 2012) – ICNA Relief Head Office unveils a broad plan for the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Along the east coast, from Washington to Boston, big cities and sm

all towns are getting ready to face the super storm. According to the National Weather Service the metropolitan area could get hit with an 11-foot wall of water. A coastal flood warning remains in effect.

In the early response phase Points of Distribution (PODs) are being set up in cooperation with the local Islamic Centers along the Hurricane Path.

Depending on the needs in the affected area and of availability of resources, plans are underway to provide the following services. This plan will be implemented once the circumstances permits access to these areas:

  • Information and referrals to services needed to recover
  • Debris removal (removing water soaked furniture and damaged household contents)
  • Chain saw crews (to remove downed trees from damaged homes)
  • Muck out teams (pull out wet carpet, sheetrock and insulation, remove 4-8 feet of sheet rock)
  • Tarping (High winds remove shingles and water/rain would severely increase the damage of houses. Installing large blue plastic sheets on roofs, “tarping”, prevents this.)
  • Emotional, spiritual, and physical care (supports the mental, spiritual and physical conditions worsened by stressful circumstances)
  • Case Management (working with disaster impacted families and individuals to assist, support, and guide them through established federal/state/local governmental programs and faith-based disaster assistance programs)

    Also see: Du’as to Remember During Storms

    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 members of NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) as well as several state VOADs. It is considered subject matter expert in the field of Disaster Case Management.

    Press Contact: Umber Siddiqui
    Assistant Director for Public Affairs
    ICNA Relief USA
    E-mail: office@icnarelief.org
    www.icnarelief.org
    Office: (718) 658-7028 Extension: 126
    Disaster Support Hotline (888) 616-6865

     
    The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

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    • humaira Ali

      Salam , I live in woodbridge VA . I am a physician . I am off from my job until 3rd of Nov. If I can be of any help , I am willing to help. Thanks for all the good work you do .
      Humaira Ali M.D.

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