Click through the photos to see the Arizona branch of Helping Hand for Relief and Development, a charity that provides aid and relief to multiple countries in Asia, Africa and Central and North America.
The organization has multiple programs dedicated to helping refugees, women, children with disabilities and orphans.
During regular business hours, community members stop by to donate clothing, food and school supplies. Volunteers pack these goods in boxes and ship them to refugees in various countries in shipping containers.
One container holds 800 boxes; Arizona’s HHRD branch sent four containers on its own last year, and packed a fifth in conjunction the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
HHRD is an Islamic charity, though it serves refugees of all faiths. The organization’s mission statement says the organization’s workers “strive to provide immediate response in disasters, and effective programs in places of suffering, for the pleasure of Allah.”
Founded in 2005, the organization continues to grow. There are multiple branches throughout the U.S., including the one in Arizona, which houses both a warehouse and office space.
HHRD only accepts items that are of good quality. The items not accepted by HHRD are donated to other charitable organizations.