FUEL RELIEF FUND INC

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Human Services

Location: 4344 Latham St Ste 230 % Ted Honcharik Riverside CA 92501 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I am a volunteer with the Citizen Command Center Database. We have over 7000 facility records on the database of organizations who do wonderful things. I have to say I am most impressed with Fuel Relief Fund as they not only get the job done, but do it on short notice in the most cost effective way. When the earthquake hit near Japan, I would imagine that they were making plans before the first wave of Tsunami hit. He knows how to go to a disaster area and get the contacts and information he needs to be effective right away. I give this organization a five-star rating for sure.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I am a volunteer who has focused on medical disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake working closely with the Citizen Command Center Database and the Haiti Epidemic Advisory System. I would like to give my wholehearted recommendation to anyone looking for an NGO to support for disaster relief. During the first months after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, I heard that there was a guy delivering free fuel in Haiti, I thought it was one of those too good to be true scenarios- probably hard to reach and with a lot of strings attached. Before spreading the word to the medical community in Haiti, I checked the offer out by calling the number given. I was shocked and delighted to get Ted Honcharik right away and find out it was indeed true. He is a down to earth no nonsense kind of guy. Many hospitals and clinics in Haiti reported back to me that they were so grateful to get this crucial support. Generators are the life blood of all facilities responding to disaster, yet this is the only non-profit NGO that does this work. Thanks and Kudos to Fuel Relief Fund.

Laura Katz Parenteau
Disaster Relief Coordinator
City Action Partnership
Birmingham, AL

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Haiti

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None, they are a joy to work with

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Leslie Teltoe and I am a Director for the Citizen Command Center Relief Database. It is my job to assess needs and coordinate supplies and relief for the most vulnerable of communities impacted by disaster.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I came to personally know the Chairman, Ted Honcharik and his staff and found them to be some of the most genuine and compassionate people on the planet. They work tirelessly and made many sacrifices without a thought for personal gain. To this day, the people in Haiti communicate to me what a big help they were to them in their darkest hour and wish it were possible for them to return to continue to assist them in their long term recovery.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd change their recognizability in the disaster response community so that they would be on board to understand the vital need for fuel delivered the way they can and do. This would mean shorter and more efficient recovery. I expect great things to result from their current deployment to Japan and hope the change will be in an outpouring of support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Kesney Auguste. A week or so after the earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, I became in contact with the Fuel Relief Fund (FRF) organization. I met with the founder and CEO of the organization, Mr. Ted Honcharik through my sister, Ms. Kerline Tofuri, on their humanitarian trip to provide quick emergency relief to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. I was blown away to witness the steadfast efforts that Mr. Honcharik exhibited along with his profound compassion in doing all he could possibly can, in a relatively short period of time, to deliver his much needed help to the people of Haiti. Help which positively impacted the sick, the wounded, the hungry, the very young to the very old, as well as the security of the people of Haiti in a time of darkness. Darkness that FRF transformed to "light" through its delivery of free fuel, which was used to power up small, medium size to big generators. For two months straight, FRF proudly delivered free fuel to hundreds of poor families, police stations, churches, clinics, orphanages, hospitals, small to very big NGOs, and to several tents cities throughout Haiti. To this day, people from all walks of life in Haiti including government officials are still calling and writing to inquire when and if Fuel Relief Fund will return to support them once again or for a long time to come in Haiti. Judging from the quick and long lasting impact that FRF has had on the Haitian people, it is fair to claim that this organization is for real; its greater focus on changing the lives of the less fortunate speaks volume.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've experienced the results of this organization in its delivery of free fuel to police stations, tent cities, clinics, hospitals, orphanages, and NGOs in Haiti. Arriving in a country at a time where nothing was functioning, I have seen how members of that organization quickly came together to devise a plan that ended up giving hopes and relief to so many people in a short period of time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make a change to this organization, I would change nothing. I would, however, invite more people to join. I would tell people to donate as much as they can to this great cause. I would tell people to volunteer to this organization. I would tell people to spread the words all over the world about all the good deeds that this organization has done and is continuing to be doing.

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