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National Relief Charities

Rating: 4.29 stars   108 reviews 4,470

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Human Services


16415 Addison Road, Suite 200 Addison TX 75001 USA


National Relief Charities is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations. NRC maintains relations with more than 1,000 reservation partners focused on leading positive change within their tribal communities. A BBB-accredited charity, our mission is: Serving immediate needs. Supporting long-term solutions. Our vision is: Strong, self-sufficient Native American communities.


NRC is known among our reservation partners as a solid, steady resource that provides the right goods – the requested goods – in the right time and right way for tribal communities. We achieve 96% customer satisfaction, providing aid to areas most organizations cannot reach. In addition to delivering essential goods and services, NRC is developing community leaders who can drive social change in their reservation communities. We are also challenging dependency and poverty by involving community members in the delivery of our services--simultaneously enhancing capacity while meeting diverse needs. Each year, 90-95% of our scholarship students complete the college year, and hundreds of thousands of Native Americans welcome relief from day-to-day symptoms of poverty. Our annual report, effectiveness report, partner and participant stories, and press coverage are published on our website at www.nrcprograms.org. Our Charting Impact report is available at http://www.guidestar.org/report/chartingimpact/575773695/national-relief-charities.pdf. Our BBB report is available at http://give.org/charity-reviews/national/human-services/national-relief-charities-in-sherman-tx-627.

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NRC provides consistent aid and services for Native Americans with the highest needs in the U.S.

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Collaborating with our reservation partners, we improve quality of life for 250,000 Native Americans each year—and yet there is more to do.

Geographic areas served:

NRC’s scholarships are offered nationwide to tribally-enrolled Native Americans students. Our long-term solutions and our material goods and services for immediate relief span 60 reservations throughout the Southwest and Northern Plains regions of the U.S.


NRC cares about quality of life and supports the self-determined goals of the tribes. Our programs (AIEF, ROAR, CIN, AIRC, SNRF, NAA, SWIRC and NRF) span education, animal welfare and Northern Plains and Southwest reservation aid. Specifically, our material services focus on nutrition, health, K-12 education, emergency relief, animal welfare, and holiday needs being addressed by our reservation partners within their tribal communities. Our long-term solutions support higher education, community investment projects, and capacity-building for local leaders and reservation communities. NRC connects outside resources directly to the reservations through our distribution network and reservation partnerships.

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Rating: 4 stars  

May 8, 2015
As a counselor, I search for organizations that will contribute to my self-help programs. So I can encourage the students to be productive, lifelong learners of their community. National Relied Charities provides incentives that meet the needs of the students in my programs.
National Relief Charities members are compassionate about helping students and adults are self sufficient. Our school has participated in the following programs: Healthy Living, Christmas Stockings, Easter Egg Hunt, and Community Events: (Week-end Back Pack Program), (One World Play Project-Soccer), and School Supplies.
Next Year I am going to apply for the Hug a Bear Program to help children cope with their grief. NRC reaches out to the community and helps make everyone feel special.
Thank-you for being my partner and supporting our self-help programs.
Clara Marie Landavazo/Counselor
Baca/Dlo’ayazhi Community School in Prewitt, New Mexico

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so thankful for the scholarship offered through the American Indian Education Foundation under National Relief Charities. The funding I received has helped me reach my goal of getting my bachelor's degree in business administration. Thank you.

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Rating: 4 stars  

We have worked with NRC as a transportation provider and they are a great partner to have. They are always willing to go the extra mile if problems arise to make sure our drivers will get loaded or unloaded in a timely manner. We know that we can rely on NRC for anything and vice-versa. Those relationships are only able to be built when you have good people working at your company. I would work with NRC all the time if it allowed itself.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Shiprock Office of Dine' Youth has partnered with the National Relief Charities for several years in meeting the needs of the community, youth, and families. NRC works diligently in providing our program supplies to be disseminated to those in need. When working with the community at-large, you often come across individuals who are in need of support or who momentarily is in need. Most often, the recipient/participant is very appreciative of receiving supplies/items that contributes to their over-all being. Knowing that resources, such as NRC is available helps us in our continued efforts in working with our fellow people. Thank you, NRC.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Good day,I have worked with,supported,and helped NRC for the past 20 years.I first met them when they called and asked if I would be willing to haul fruit trees to Mountment,Az on my produce trucks for them.NRC planted over 200 trees to help beautify the area,and help the elderly people with shade.
since then, I have been part of their food and non-foods,systems.For the past 20 plus years,they have supplied food for every day needs,food boxes for the elderly,shut ins on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations,plus they have helped the Zuni Reservations,plus Arzona and California Tribes.
NRC has supplied ofer 200,000 meals for Christmas,Easter,Thanksgiving dinners.
NRC,is a great bunch of people,and are top notched,looking to help the partners in their area.
I would suggest if you need a organization to help this is the one,they are 1000% for the clients,please contact NRC and get involved today!!
They are the best

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with National Relief Charities for several years now transporting product to their locations in Arizona and South Dakota. I am very impressed with how much National Relief wants to service its communities. For example, I've received last minute requests because weather or perhaps wildfires has caused a need for supplies quickly; you can tell that this isn't just a job, it's about people.
They try their best to supply what is needed within a timely, cost-effective manner.

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National Relief Charities has assisted our program tremendously with the many different items for incentives to be given to our clients. I believe without their support we would not be able to make our program a huge success for our clients. The elderly members within our communities live on a fixed income, so most of the items we give to them is considered of grave support. I am very thankful for everything you all provide for our people. Thank you so very much.

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I work for a nonprofit charity in an assisted living home right off of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Our facility is for Native Americans and is run on donations so the supplies and donations that we receive from the NRC truly help in facilitating our mission. They are very professional and helpful and very consistent in the delivery of our products. The elders even took a field trip to see the warehouse last summer as an outing, It was great to put faces to names and to see the wonderful program close up.

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We have been partnering with NRC for two years. We participate in their Literacy Program. All staff are professional, caring, and attentive. NRC has helped hundreds of families in our community with household supplies, food items, children's toys, and many other goodies. Our students are always very eager for the next delivery of goodies for our Literacy Program. Our community is a poor community and the help NRC provides us is greatly appreciated.

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I can not say enough about the incredible work NRC does on the reservations in the Great Plains region. I have had the honor and pleasure of working with this organization for many years. I am amazed at the professionalism and genuine compassion expressed by each individual working at the organization. NRC has always put the reservation communities first without hesitation which. NRC is an incredible asset to my people across the region and I thank you for all you do.

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