WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA last week earned its eighth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the United States' largest and most respected overseer of U.S. charities. The 4-star rating – Charity Navigator's highest mark – recognizes IR USA's sound fiscal management.
"Only 2% of the charities we rate have received at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Islamic Relief USA consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America," Charity Navigator President Ken Berger wrote in a letter dated April 1, 2011.
"This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Islamic Relief USA from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust," Berger wrote.
IR USA's CEO Abed Ayoub accepted this year's distinction. "We are honored by this recognition," Ayoub said. "We work hard every day to ensure we utilize our donor funds in the most transparent and responsible way. This rating by Charity Navigator is proof that we're on the right track."
Charity Navigator rates 5,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations every year, providing donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.
Islamic Relief is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief 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.
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