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Islamic Relief USA Ranked Among 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits
May 12, 2011 (05:05 PM EDT)


WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) was listed among the 25 largest online fundraising organizations in the United States in 2010, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the top news source on U.S. nonprofit organizations. Ranked at number 16, IRUSA was one of only three faith-based philanthropic organizations to make the list in 2010.

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, these 25 nonprofits – comprising international, health social service and religious organizations – raised more than $1.1 billion online in 2010. With natural disasters in Haiti, Chile and New Zealand, international aid organizations were able to raise a tremendous amount online last year. Social service organizations received numerous donations as a result of online disaster relief appeals.

In 2010, IRUSA also ranked in the top 150 on the Chronicle's Philanthropy 400 list.  IRUSA raised more than $147 million for charity in its 2009 fiscal year, doubling its earnings from the previous year.  

"We are honored to be recognized once again for our continued service on behalf of those in need," said Abed Ayoub, CEO of IRUSA.  "This is a reflection of the hard work our staff and volunteers put into carrying out the mission of Islamic Relief USA."

Islamic Relief USA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)humanitarian organization with eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects allowing communities to better help themselves.

MEDIA CONTACT: Asma Yousef, (703) 582-5880, ayousef@irusa.org

SOURCE Islamic Relief USA