IRUSA Packs Meals on 9/11 Day

Islamic Relief USA staff and volunteers at the 9/11 Day meal pack in Atlanta.

On September 11, 2019, Islamic Relief USA volunteers and staff were an integral part of an outstanding effort to support five different successful 9/11 Day Meal Packs in cities across the United States.

The five cities included Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Phoenix.

The meal packs represent service to those in need, and remembering all who serve.

Over a dozen staff members from Islamic Relief USA’s Volunteers, Public Affairs, Programs, and Fund Development departments collaborated together for the greatest possible impact.

More than 60 volunteers across the country also came out sporting their blue IRUSA Volunteer t-shirts, a strong and positive representation of IRUSA’s core values (sincerity, compassion, social justice, excellence, and trustworthiness) in action via service to others.

In New York City, IRUSA’s Azhar Azeez led the opening prayer, which was aired live on NBC. Other staff led opening invocations as well in other cities.

And IRUSA’s Khaled Lamada participated at the closing bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange, where the 9/11 Day project and IRUSA were recognized.

The impacts of the day is powerful: Islamic Relief USA sponsored a total of 73,496 meals, including 15,554 in Atlanta, 9,332 in Dallas, 7,777 in Los Angeles, 35,000 in New York City, and 5,833 in Phoenix.

In each shift that IRUSA participated in across the country, 9/11 Day volunteers packed an average of 75,000 meals. That’s a total of 375,000 meals!

A total of 2.5 million meals were packed by the entire 9/11 Day project. David Paine, Co-Founder of 9/11 Day, thanked the entire IRUSA family for its support and participation.

It was an honor for us to serve.

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Kelly is part of the Communications & External Relations team at Islamic Relief USA.