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Islamic Relief Teams Rush to Help Hurricane Fiona Victims

Teams of Islamic Relief USA have rushed to help thousands of Puerto Ricans affected after category 3 Hurricane Fiona slammed the island-nation, bringing with it flooding, mudslides, power outages, and devastation.

“Thousands have been affected after category 3 #HurricaneFiona slammed the island-nation, bringing with it #flooding, mudslides, power outages, and devastation. Please donate now and stay tuned for updates as we learn more information,” Islamic Relief wrote on Twitter.

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Hurricane Fiona ripped through Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on Sunday. Fiona struck on the anniversary of Hurricane Hugo —which hit Puerto Rico 33 years ago as a Category 3 storm.

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With many residents left without a home, Islamic Relief USA’s Disaster Management Team has been working closely with members of the National VOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) to build a humanitarian response to help families affected.

In 2007, there were over 5,000 Muslims residing in Puerto Rico, representing about 0.1% of the population. The early Muslim community largely consisted mainly of Palestinian and Jordanian immigrants who arrived between 1958 and 1962.

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