Hurricane Florence Press Release


Hamid Qureshi, (404) 940-4430, florence@icnarelief.org

Sara Wada (404) 319-1878,  swada@icnarelief.org



For Immediate Release

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 florence@icnarelief.org, 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:


  1. Masjid Al-Rahman , 1235 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming GA

  2. Darul Huda Masjid , 2755 Centerville Highway Snellville, GA

  3. Hamzah Islamic Center , 665 Tidwell Road Alpharetta, GA

  4. Islamic Center of Albany Ga, 712 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany, GA 31701

  5. The Islamic Center of Middle Georgia Centerville-Warner Robins, 2501 Elberta Rd. Centerville, GA

  6. West End Community Center, 1197 Lucille Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

  7. Masjid Al Athar , 1148 Franklin Gateway, Marietta, GA

  8. Islamic Center of North Fulton (ICNF), 1265 Rucker Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009

  9. Masjid Maryam , 3650 Savannah Place Dr., Duluth, GA

  10. Masjid Al Hedaya, 968 Powder Springs St. Marietta, GA

  11. Islamic Community Center of Atlanta – ICCA, 288 E. Lanier Ave. Fayetteville, GA

  12. Al-Iman Masjid, Smyrna, 1820 Spring Rd. SE Smyrna, GA

  13. Georgia Islamic Institute, 177 Simonton Rd SW, Lawrenceville, GA


Mosque serving as shelters in North and South Carolina:


  1. Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte, NC (ISGC), 7025 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28215

  2. Islamic Center of Charlotte, NC (ICC), 1700 Progress Ln, Charlotte, NC 28205

  3. Masjid Al Madina, Raeford, NC, 8290 Fayetteville Rd, Raeford, NC 28376

  4. Burlington Masjid, NC, 1908 S Mebane Street, Burlington, NC 27215

  5. Islamic Society of Spartanburg, SC, 377 Successful Way Spartanburg, SC 29303


Please donate here: https://www.icnarelief.org/florence.


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

  1. Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz , 955 Harbins Rd NW, Norcross, GA

  2. Madina Institute U.S.A , 3580 Sweetwater Rd. Duluth, GA

  3. ICNA Relief Food Pantry, 6200 Memorial Drive, Suite J, Stone Mountain, GA

  4. Nasfat Masjid, 432 Dogwood Dr. NW, Lilburn, GA

  5. Community of bosniaks, GA, 950 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA

  6. Al-Farooq Masjid ,442 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA