Islamic Relief USA Annual Report 2007
For many of us living in the United States, it can be difficult to relate to and sympathize with those struggling half a world away. But what needs to be remembered is that as human beings, no matter how far the distance between us, we all have the same basic needs to survive. Food, water, shelter, and education are all essential to an individual’s growth and overall well-being. These needs become even more important when considering the impact they have on an entire community. This is why Islamic Relief works closely with communities to assess individual and group needs before implementing projects. Working hand-in-hand with the community not only ensures that our projects are relevant and lasting for the future, but it encourages individuals in the community to come together and foster good working relationships, while in the process strengthening the community from within. Whether it’s through education, healthcare, water and sanitation, income generation, or orphan support, Islamic Relief’s community-based approach doesn’t just help communities survive, but inspires them to thrive. As you’ll read about in this Annual Report, 2007 was a year of growth and development for Islamic Relief. Not just in our donations and project scope, but in the communities we work in as well. All around the globe, Islamic Relief’s projects this past year have brought countless numbers of people together to better themselves and their communities. I pray that this trend continues and I thank you, our volunteers, donors, partners, and supporters for your help in this positive change. It is with the blessings of God and your continued and generous support that Islamic Relief is able to further the important work of serving the world’s poorest people.
Islamic Relief USA (2007), Islamic Relief USA Annual Report 2007, [Online] Available: http://issuu.com/islamicreliefusa/docs/islamicreliefusa_annual_report_2007