WHAT we do

When catastrophe hits, the International Rescue Committee is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene—providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, restores dignity and jumpstarts recovery.

Emergency response is one of the IRC’s globally-recognized strengths and this capacity has put us on the front lines of many of the worst crises in recent times—from violence-ravaged Darfur (Sudan) to flood-devastated Pakistan.

WHO we are

The The International Rescue Committee is the American branch of the European-based International Relief Association (IRA), founded at the suggestion of Albert Einstein to assist Germans suffering under Hitler’s regime. The IRC is now on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees, and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster.

WHY we do it

In a moment, an outbreak of war or the threat of violence and persecution can turn lives upside down, driving millions from their homes, tearing apart families and destroying communities. We want to restore hope and opportunity for millions of conflict-affected people around the world.

See more at: http://www.theirc.org

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$29 100 hot meals for Haitian schoolchildren, which correlates to improved attendance and better nutrition.
$125 a water tap, which will provide clean and safe water to displaced Haitians still living in temporary shelters.
$250 a week's supply of therapeutic milk used for children under two, who are especially susceptible to the adverse health effects of malnutrition.