Singing for Syria, From Deep in His Heart

B.C. Dodge talks to guest Ghuydar Bashmaf about Syria on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, Syrian-American singer Ghuydar Bashmaf gets very real about the crisis in Syria and how it’s affecting his family there. Ghuydar was born and raised in Syria, and came to the United States at […]

Talking About #Syria—The Numbers And The People

B.C. Dodge talks to two of IRUSA’s special guests about Syria on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. On this episode of IRUSA’s “What a Relief!” podcast, you get a two-for-one deal—two impassioned speakers sharing insight into the Syrian crisis. We caught Mohamed Khairullah, mayor of Prospect Park, N.J., and spoken-word […]

Once Upon a Time, There Were Some Amazing Volunteers

B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA’s National Volunteer Manager Said Durrah and hear story after heart-warming story on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. If you like stories, you’re going to love this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast. It’s chock full of stories about volunteering from National Volunteer […]

Who You Gonna Call? IRUSA’s Disaster Response Team!

Anisah Khan lives from disaster to disaster. She and her team at IRUSA help Americans prepare for them and recover from them. She talks about how it all goes down — and the best rewards of this work — with B.C. and Mordant on this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast. Anisah, based in California, is […]

Humanitarian Aid Is a Public Affair

B.C.Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA’s Christina Tobias-Nahi about the world of Public Affairs on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. “We are embodying one part of the mission of Islamic Relief,” says Christina Tobias-Nahi, director of IRUSA’s public affairs team. Other staff members focus on the relief and […]

In Syria, Children Just Like All Other Children — Except They’ve Never Known Peace

    This week, B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA staff member Reem El-Khatib about Syria relief work and her trip to the border to teach refugee children martial arts, on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. As of next month, there will be 5-year-old children in Syria […]

Every Drop of Water Counts…Preferably When It’s Clean

This week, B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA staff member Fareeha Amir about her trip to deliver water in Flint, Michigan, on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. When the water coming out of your faucet has poisoned your family, the thing you need most in the world […]

MLK Day For More Than Shopping Or Catching Up On TV

  Listen to B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon discuss using Martin Luther King Day for more than shopping or catching up on TV, on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. At IRUSA, Martin Luther King Day wasn’t a day off for catching up on your favorite show. It was a […]

“What A Relief” Podcast 3: Free Turkey To Americans In Need For The Holidays, A New Muslim Tradition In Ward 7.

  Listen to B.C. Dodge from Ward 7, Washington, D.C., where Islamic Relief USA and Third Pillar work together to deliver Turkey and all the fixings just in time for the holidays, on this episode of “What a Relief!”, IRUSA’s official podcast. Creamed corn, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and a family-sized, halal turkey: These ingredients get […]

“What A Relief” Podcast 2: Laura McAdams Talks Syrian Refugees, Education And Europe.

  Listen to Laura’s full interview on this episode of “What a Relief”, IRUSA’s official podcast. On this episode of “What a Relief!”, international programs coordinator at Islamic Relief USA Laura McAdams discusses field operations i.e. your dollars hard at work. She’s responsible for the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe regions. That includes […]