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Muslim charity recognized as one of the top charities in the United States


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Sunday, August 25, 2013


A Muslim faith-based charity has been recognized as a top charity.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) was recently awarded the recognition of being amongst the top 10 Highly Rated Charities Relying on Private Contributions by Charity Navigator. HHRD is currently ranked 6th and received a score of 68.95 in Financial Performance, and 70 in Accountability & Transparency; with the overall score of 69.25 out of 70, making HHRD among the privileged Top Four Star Charities.

The full top 10 list of charities relying on private contributions includes the following:

Rank Charity Overall Score
1 Books For Africa 69.94
2 Midwest Food Bank 69.89
3 Orphan Grain Train 69.80
4 Vitamin Angels 69.58
5 Palestine Children's Relief Fund 69.56
6 Helping Hand for Relief and Development 69.25
7 Feed My Starving Children 69.08
8 Just Detention International 69.05
9 Homes for Our Troops 68.97
10 Navy SEAL Foundation 68.76


President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Naeem Baig congratulated the HHRD team by stating, "We pray for the continued success of Helping Hand and the strengthening of their efforts to bring relief to the poor and needy across the globe. This is a proud moment for all American Muslims."

Charity Navigator is the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. It has developed an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 6,000 of America's best-known charities.

HHRD is a global humanitarian organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disaster situations all over the world regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class and religion. HHRD also has partners ranging from small community support groups to national alliances along with our international networks. HHRD has 13 offices in North American and approximately 300 employees worldwide. It also has offices in Jordan for the Middle East, Kenya & Somalia for Africa, Pakistan for South Asia and in Burma and Thailand for South East Asia.

HHRD has successful relief programs in Haiti, Kenya, Somalia, India, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, and Indonesia; as well as seasonal programs, disaster relief, poverty alleviation, orphan support and medical care in 55 countries. For further information visit www.hhrd.org or call 1-888-808-4357(HELP).


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