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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.

 

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Contact: [Maham Khan, Resource Development Coordinator, 571-276-9243 & maham.khan@icnarelief.org]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
                FOOD DISTRIBUTION  5 – 7PM   8101 MILITARY TRAIL, BOYNTON BEACH
 
TODAY (MAY 16, 2020) over 500 families will be receiving food with the help of Ty Penserga, Vice Mayor, Comm. Woodrow Liltey, and Comm. Mack Bernard, an event of Neighbors helping Neighbors.
Right now families are really feeling the pinch of putting food on the table for their families, with no paychecks.  Sadly many families in this country, are living just one paycheck away from disaster, and that disaster has happened.
ICNA Relief, is coming to the aid of neighbors across the country, and today right here in Boynton Beach.  ICNA Relief is a National Disaster Relief organization with thousands of volunteers who give of their time and hearts to come to the of their neighbors.
This event is a drive through where boxes will be put in cars by the volunteers.  Boxes full of canned and dry food and fresh vegetables and fruit.
EVERYONE is welcome, and over 500 families are expected to be helped.  The last food distribution a few weeks ago over 650 families participated and today more are expected.
As the lockdown continues, there is more need than ever to get food in the hands of hungry families and that is what ICNA Relief is all about neighbors helping neighbors.
For more information call:
Gail Tweedy
212-470-7069
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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:

Gail Tweedy

212-470-7069

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SAT, 4/18/20  11AM  1641 NW 15TH ST, POMPANO BEACH

ICNA Relief,  a National Disaster Relief Organization and part of the Islamic Circle of North America is ramping up efforts across the country to help their neighbors in this trying time.  Thousands of ICNA Relief volunteers have come together in an effort to support their communities by giving out food, providing free medical clinics, family shelters, financial support and more!
 
Today in Pompano Beach, ICNA Relief will be providing boxes of food to over 500 families in the Greater Ft. Lauderdale area.  The event will be held at the Pompano Masjid located at 1641 NW 15th St in Pompano Beach.
 
The event is a “drive through”, families will be pulling up in their cars and the boxes of food, including
non perishable, canned goods and fresh vegetables will be placed in the car.  Over 20 ICNA Relief
volunteers will be on hand to help hand out the food and be available to answer questions.
 
ICNA Relief has answered the call for help after hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and now an unprecedented effort to make sure that no on goes hungry.
 
We are all together right now in this country, fighting the biggest battle of our lives and organizations like ICNA Relief have stepped up to provide as much help as possible all over the country.
 
All Americans are facing more than just the loss of income and their jobs, many live paycheck to paycheck, so are now looking for immediate support for their families and ICNA Relief is there to help.
 
For more information or to donate go to  https://www.icnarelief.org
To schedule an interview please call:
 
Gail Tweedy
Publicist
212-470-7069
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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: ammar.ahmed@icnarelief.org

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Muslim Organization to Distribute Free Food and Other Essential Supplies March 18, 2020

Contact: Umber Siddiqi; Operations Coordinator 551-358-9814 Email: usiddiqi@icnarelief.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.

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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.org), will deploy a medical team to Puerto Rico providing aid where it is most needed. In partnership with APPNA, (The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America), the team will consist of 3 doctors and 3 volunteers..
 
In addition to supplying medical aid, ICNA Relief will distribute supplies including portable fans, batteries flashlights, personal care kits and more.

 

Team members will be holding a press conference at ICNA Relief’s South Florida office located at 9000 NW 44th Street #205 Sunrise, FL 33351 at 12 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.  Team members will be available for interviews.  The South Florida ICNA Relief office is where the disaster relief materials are being stored and collected and will be shipped in the next few days to Puerto Rico.

 
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
 

For further details please contact muzair@icnarelief.org or arauf@icnarelief.org
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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
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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 simam@icnarelief.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.

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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

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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Somerset, NJ, Aug, 11, 2018 – On August 11th, 2018, the national non-profit, ICNA RELIEF (Islamic Circle of North America Relief; www.icnarelief.org), will distribute backpacks and supplies to local families as part of our #OneNationOneCause Back2School Giveaway.

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Dallas, TX,  August 11, 2018 –  The national non-profit, ICNA RELIEF (Islamic Circle of North America Relief; www.icnarelief.org), will distribute 3650 backpacks and supplies to children in need locally.

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