Power of $1

Time escapes us, doesn’t it? We’re now only 8 short days away from Ramadan coming to a close. With these incredibly blessed last days/nights upon us, many of us are likely reflecting on our Ramadan, our past year, our future needs & duas. As you spend the next week seeing friends/family at upcoming iftars and at the masjid, you’re probably thinking you need some conversation starters beyond the old “what have you been have for suhoor” line, right? Well, we’ve got that for you, read on…

How many of us over the course of the past few months, have spend money dining out, going to the movies, buying a coffee, pampering ourselves, etc.? Alhamdullilah, we’re blessed with the means to do so & we should absolutely take care of ourselves and our loved ones. At the same time, you’d be surprised how impactful a mere dollar can be in another part of the world.

For us, $10-15 means a nice warm lunch or dinner. For so many in India, $1 means a warm meal. For us, $5 means a nice coffee on your way to work. For someone else, $5 means being able to finally see a doctor. For us, groceries to stock the house can rack us up a receipt of $100. For families in underprivileged parts of India, $25 means being fed for the entire month.

We challenge you to do something this Ramadan: if you’re able to put away $1 per day, for 7 months, you will have enough stashed away to feed an entire village. How crazy is that? You can start this challenge now & donate later or you can donate now and save your $1 a day to recuperate your donation. Either way, your $1/day will stretch incredibly far for people who need it, for people who will thank you even though they don’t know you. Their duas and their gratitude towards you will reach where it matters most.

In 2018, IMRC was able to provide:
– 92,463 warm meals to people who needed them most
– Perform 5,000 cataract surgeries
– Place 693 water wells in areas where it was essential

These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. As you can see below, our dollars make huge impacts for our Muslim brothers and sisters in india. Let this be motivation to be a conversation starter at your upcoming iftars; get a group of friends or family members together to pledge towards an impactful, tangible action. You can grab 10 friends, each pledge $250, and have a water well built in your name. Imagine being able to tell the little ones in your family that you’ve built a school in India.

Nothing we do is possible without your help & contributions. While we’ve made strides in education, healthcare and feeding over the past few years, we have lots more to achieve and thousands more people to tend to. To do that, we need your help in spreading the word about what $1 can do.

Ramadan Mubarak from IMRC!

As of tonight, we will be entering the blessed and very special month of Ramadan. During this time, over 1 billion Muslims around the world observe in daily fasting, attaining a sense of purification of body, heart, and mind. 

This is a time of spiritual discipline, a time to reconnect with one’s faith and stand before Allah with an increased desire to strengthen one’s relationship with him. At the same time, we remember that this blessed month also gives us a different type of joyous, centered opportunity to be with loved ones, dissimilar from our regular social settings and family parties. It’s a time we are able to learn more from one another, encourage each to increase our knowledge of Islam, break fast with one another. 

While so many of us will be beginning and ending our fasts with an abundance of food and water, it’s important to remember how many millions of Muslims around the world will have a bit of a difference experience, all with the same goal of becoming closer to Allah during this time. As we go about this blessed month, it’s important to remember our dependance on Allah for sustenance and simultaneously be socially conscious and compassionate towards those who don’t have infinite amounts of chicken patties to run the course of the month. 

In 2018, IMRC’s Ramadan program aimed to alleviate some of the struggles our Muslim brothers & sisters face during this month by providing food for Iftar. We were able to provide 7 million meals in grains and give 90,000 families full iftar meals. 

As we move into Ramadan 2019, we want to do even more:

– Provide 7.1 million meals in grains

– Benefit 250,000 families with Ramadan program

– Sponsor 600 village Iftars

No donation is too small and everything makes a difference. As you start your preparations for Ramadan, planning Iftars, putting up decorations, add this one to your list. It’s a small act that has such an incredibly impactful effect.

Though it may surprise you, $1 provides a full, warm meal. $25 (which is usually less than what we find ourselves spending when eating out) will feed a family for a month. $200 can feed a village and $300 can sponsor an interfaith iftar. Sponsoring a Qurbani is $125. With so many options to donate, we encourage you to spread the word and motivate your friends and family to also partake. 

WIshing you a blessed & fulfilling Ramadan this year, iA we can work together to help others have a blessed & fulfilling month as well.

IMRC’s India Health Initiative Sees Over 4,300 Patients

IMRC’s free health camp concludes at Dehradun; 4,380 patients treated in three states

Dehradun: The eighth annual India Health Initiative-2017, a program created by US-based NGO, India Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) to provide medical services to poorest of poor in India, concluded with a note of ‘religious harmony’ at Dehradun on February 12th.

The three-day free health camp, which treated 886 patients in Dehradun was organised at Kagyu College, an institute of traditional higher Buddhist philosophical and scriptural study.

On Day 1 of the camp, 377 patients were treated, while 328 and 181 patients were treated respectively on Day 2 and 3. Buddhists from Ladakh and Tibet along with the local Muslim populace were treated for different health-related issues.

As a part of 8th IHI, free health camps were organised for 11 days in three Indian States: Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Uttarakhand from January 28 to February 12, 2017, where 4,380 poor patients were treated by volunteer US-based doctors.

At Dehradun, free health camps were coordinated by IMRC with International Drikung Kagyu Council (IDKC.)

“It was the very first time that such a health camp was organised in our monastery and it was a real wonderful experience working with IMRC. People who got treated in the camps were all praise for the doctors. More than a free health camp, it was also symbol of religious harmony, since a Muslim NGO organised health camps for Buddhist people,” said Khenpo Rangdol, the local coordinator of health camps.

In the camps, patients are treated after a free check-up of vital health signs , besides free pathological tests and X-ray was also provided along with the free medicines.The cases which needed follow-up were compiled into a list and referred to the local doctors whose expenses will be paid by IMRC.

Dr. John Rosenberg, a California-based doctor who has been volunteering for India Health Initative since last six years, termed working in the health camps as an experience to remember.

“This year was quite different from the camps held since last seven years. At Dehradun, we saw whole different population. People were great and appreciated the medical help,” he said.

“But at health camps held in Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki, we saw many cases of active Tuberculosis, leprosy, anemia and cases of other water-borne diseases,” he added.

Earlier, free health camps were organised at Hyderabad and Barabanki, where 2,474 and 1,020 patients were treated respectively.

The India Health Initiative was started by IMRC in 2010. Since its inception, IMRC has successfully conducted seven ‘India Health Initiatives’ comprising of medical camps across different rural areas, poor localities and slums in India.

Every year, IMRC assembles a team of doctors from the United States of America to volunteer for the health camps. The medical camps are organized for three weeks in semi-slums and rural areas of different states to target poor patients. This year, nine US-based doctors with different specialties provided free medical services.

4 Day India Health Initiative in Barabanki

Four-day free medical camp concludes in Barabanki; 1,020 patients treated by US doctors

By TCN News

Barabanki: Continuing its journey as part of the 8th India Health Initiative and treating 2,474 people in Hyderabad, the US-based doctors volunteering for Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) annual India Health Initiative (IHI) treated 1,020 patients at four-day free medical camp in Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh).

The free medical camp started on Friday, February 3 at the Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki.

Day one of the medical camp in Barabanki saw 171 patients treated for different ailments. On day two 269 patients, while 269 and 211 patients were treated on day three and four respectively.

The patients were provided with free medicines after free check-up of vital health signs. A mobile ambulance was kept for patients who were advised to go through clinical tests. All the test costs were borne by IMRC.

More than one hundred patients were given spectacles to improve their vision.

“These camps are organised every year for free for patients who cannot afford to go to private clinics, and these people are also welcome to be diagnosed and treated further in the campus clinic if the problems persist,” said Manzoor Ghori, Executive director IMRC.

“These camps are organised every year for free for patients who cannot afford to go to private clinics, and these people are also welcome to be diagnosed and treated further in the campus clinic if the problems persist,” said Manzoor Ghori, Executive director IMRC.

The eighth annual initiative sees doctors from the USA: Dr. Irfan Moin (Geriatrics), Dr. Jerome Stefenko (General Surgeon), Dr. John Rosenberg (ER Physician), Dr. Farida Ghogawala (Gynaecologist), Dr. MK Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr MY Ahmed (Surgeon), Dr Sana Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr Mohammad Haq (Internal Medicine), Dr Noureen M Haroon (Ophthalmologist) and one Clinical Pharmacist, Tenzin Jangchup render their services at four camps in Hyderabad, four camps in Barabanki (UP) along with three more camps in line at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

After treating patients in Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh, theUS-basedd doctors are now traveling to  Dehradun, to treat patients from February 9th to February 11th.

The India Health Initiative was started by IMRC in 2010. Since its inception, IMRC has successfully conducted seven India Health Initiatives comprising of medical camps across different rural areas, poor localities and slums in India. This annual program is unique because it provides basic education in healthcare with an emphasis on preventive health care to the community and provides technical training to the local doctors and medical students.

IMRC India Health Initiative Hyderabad Update

IMRC’s four-day medical camp sees 2,474 people treated in Hyderabad

By TCN News

Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), a US-based relief organization organised four-day free health check-up cum awareness camps for poor and needy in Hyderabad  under its 8th annual India Health Initiative (IHI) which concluded on Tuesday, January 31, During this period, about 2,474 people were treated for various ailments.

Day one of the medical camp in Hyderabad saw 443 patients treated for different ailments at Indo-US public school, Hafiz Baba Nagar. The patients were provided with free medicines after free check-up of vital health signs.

On Sunday, Day 2 of medical camp at Indo-US public school, Shaheen Nagar 559 patients were treated for different ailments.

On Monday, 659 patients were treated at Indo-US Public School, Kishanbagh, while close to 813 patients were treated on January 31 at Bright Future High School, Hassan Nagar in Hyderabad on the last day of the camp.

The eighth annual initiative sees doctors from the USA: Dr. Irfan Moin (Geriatrics), Dr. Jerome Stefenko (General Surgeon), Dr. John Rosenberg (ER Physician), Dr. Farida Ghogawala (Gynaecologist), Dr. MK Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr MY Ahmed (Surgeon), Dr Sana Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr Mohammad Haq (Internal Medicine), Dr Noureen M Haroon (Ophthalmologist) and one Clinical Pharmacist, Tenzin Jangchup render their services at four camps in Hyderabad, four camps in Barabanki (UP) along with three more camps in line at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

From February 3-6, free medical camps will be held in Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT) Barabanki and from February 9-11 at Dehradun.

The India Health Initiative was started by IMRC in 2010. Since its inception, IMRC has successfully conducted seven India Health Initiatives comprising of medical camps across different rural areas, poor localities and slums in India. This annual program is unique because it provides basic education in healthcare with an emphasis on preventive health care to the community and provides technical training to the local doctors and medical students.

IMRC’s India Health Initiative in Hyderabad

IMRC’s 8th India Health Initiative starts in Hyderabad; 1002 patients treated in first two days

Hyderabad: The first medical camp of the eighth annual India Health Initiative (IHI), a program created by US-based India Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) to provide medical services to economically disadvantaged members of society in India started on January 28, Hyderabad. A total of 1,002 patients were treated for different ailments in the first two days.

IMRC has been organising annual India Health Initiative for poor and needy this year for the past eight years.

Day one of the medical camp in Hyderabad saw 443 patients treated for different ailments at Indo-US public school, Hafiz Baba Nagar. The patients were provided with free medicines after free check-up of vital health signs.

On Sunday, Day 2 of medical camp at Indo-US public school, Shaheen Nagar 559 patients were treated for different ailments.

The eighth annual initiative sees doctors from USA: Dr. Irfan Moin (Geriatrics), Dr. Jerome Stefenko (General Surgeon), Dr. John Rosenberg (ER Physician), Dr. Farida Ghogawala (Gynaecologist), Dr. MK Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr MY Ahmed (Surgeon), Dr Sana Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr Mohammad Haq (Internal Medicine), Dr Noureen M Haroon (Ophthalmologist) and one Clinical Pharmacist, Tenzin Jangchup render their services at four camps in Hyderabad, four camps in Barabanki (UP) along with three more camps in line at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

The India Health Initiative was started by IMRC in 2010. Since its inception, IMRC has successfully conducted seven India Health Initiatives comprising of medical camps across different rural areas, poor localities and slums in India. This annual program is unique because it provides basic education in healthcare with an emphasis on preventive health care to the community; and provides technical training to the local doctors and medical students.

“IMRC has always been concerned about the health of people belonging to poor rural areas and those living in slums under abject poverty. This annual programme since last seven years has been targeting such population, who can’t afford health care. Every year we organise this camp and treat thousands. Last year we were able to treat 5,775 patients across Kerala, Telangana and UP,” said Manzoor Ghori, Executive Director of Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC).

“This all becomes possible due to the US-based doctors who volunteer themselves for this noble cause,” he added.


8th India Health Initiative

IMRC to organise eighth successive India Health Initiative in three states

Hyderabad: The eighth annual India Health Initiative (IHI) by US-basedIndian Muslim Relief and Charities(IMRC) to provide medical services to economically disadvantaged members of society in India will take place from January 28 –February 12, 2017, with medical camps in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Dehradun.

This year at 8th IHI, nine doctors from the US: Dr. Irfan Moin (Geriatrics), Dr. Jerome Stefenko (General Surgeon), Dr. John Rosenberg (ER Physician), Dr. Farida Ghogawala (Gynaecologist), Dr. MK Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr MY Ahmed (Surgeon), Dr Sana Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr Mohammad Haq (Internal Medicine), Dr Naureen M Haroon (Ophthalmologist) and one Clinical Pharmacist, Tenzin Jangchup, will render their services at eight medical camps in Hyderabad and Barabanki (UP), with three more camps in line at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

The medical camps will be organised first in Hyderabad, followed by Lucknow and Dehradun. In Hyderabad, medical camps will be conducted at various slums and poor neighbourhoods from January 28-31, 2017.

In Lucknow, doctors will organise camps at the Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT), Barabanki road, Lucknow from February 3-6, 2017.

In Dehradun, medical camps will be organised between February 10 and February 12, 2017.

The India Health Initiative was started by IMRC in 2010.Since its inception, IMRC has successfully conducted 6 India Health Initiatives comprising of medical camps across different rural areas, poor localities and slums in India. This annual program is unique because it provides basic education in health care with an emphasis on preventive health care to the community, and provides technical training to the local doctors and medical students.

Last year, free health camps were organised for 12 days in three Indian States: Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala from February 19 to March 6, 2016, where 5,775 poor patients were treated by US-based doctors.

In the camps, patients are treated after a free check-up of vital health signs, besides free pathological tests and X-ray as well as provided with free medicines.