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Relief, Inc.

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2900 Standiford Ave. Suite 16B PMB 295 Modesto CA 95350 USA


The mission of Relief, Inc. is to improve the lives of the people of Liberia by mobilizing the International Community for the benefit of the country of Liberia and local communities in Northern California. Relief, Inc. will minister to the PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL and SPIRITUAL needs of every MAN, WO MAN and CHILD of Liberia. Our mission is focused on aggressively reaching our goals; however, this requires the generosity and assistance of many.


Shipments of food, clothing, Books, school and medical supplies delivered to Liberia. We have sponsored several children in school. (KIS program. We have also sponsored several women in tailoring and Computer school through our (Wow program).

Target demographics:

Women and children that have been negatively impacted by the 14 plus years of war in Liberia Western Africa. Locally, we target high school and college students for leadership training and mentoring. We also feed and cloth the homeless in the central valley of California.

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Geographic areas served:

Liberia, West/Africa and Modesto, CA


WOW-Women Of Worth, KIS-Kids In School, SHIP, HOPE, RILBT, WINGS, GROW

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Rating: 3 stars  

My name is Kwame Emmanuel Ross, i am Executive Director for Liberia Center for Labor Empowerment (LICLE). i use to work for the students of Liberia where i serve as President of the Liberia National Students Union (LINSU) ,the umbrella organization responsible for students in Liberia, it was at that moment i first came across the Relief Inc, on our landscape through its representative -Aloysius Barr. Relief inc, has gone deep into the lowest base of our society paying special attention to the neglected class which constitutes the orphans and women. before i became to work for the Government of Liberia as Assistant Minister for the Ministry of Planning & Economic Affairs, i can recall that Relief Inc, started as small seed in Liberian making small donations of food and nonfood items, but i can testify now that Relief has grown bigger in Liberia like a giant size tree in the forest that provides shelter for many.
With the multiple socio-economic problems that were imposed on us from the 14years of civil unrest, Relief has been very strategic in meeting the needs of the people of Liberia. the absence of food ,shelter and clothing compounded the complication our war torn country which made it appeal compelling for international organization like Relief to give practical attention. Relief interventions have been very critical and timely in addressing the nakedness, homelessness and hunger of our people in Liberia particularly women and children. Relief medical intervention during the period of EBOLA kept the heads of our people above the water of sickness and provided light of hope for those who were pressed under the shadow of death by Ebola. You provided books for students sitting in empty school building and meal for children left home hungry in search for education whose parent can barley afford a daily meal. your work will go a long way in history.
It is my prayer that many will pull resources and join Relief INC, in this struggle to ensure food, clothing, medication and other non food items are available, affordable, accessible, reachable and safe by making meaningful contribution for war affected nation weigh down by poverty. You will always be remembereded for the amount of lives you transform. MAY GOD BLESS RELIEF INC BOUNTIFULLY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF SUFFERING HUMANITY

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i have volunteered for Relief Inc for the past seven years and found it most rewarding. And through those years Relief have been assisting Liberians girls, boys, women and men in health, education and donating relief items to old folks and the needy.

The WOW component has help more women in getting back on their feet in their various home not being just house wife but income provider.

It is through Relief Inc. that I got to understand the importance of volunteerism in it entirety. I am very proud to be a volunteer of Relief Inc because their ways of implementing project activities is so unique, visible and transparent.

Many, many thanks and appreciations to Relief Inc/Liberia.

Kind regards,

Joseph F. Varney
Monrovia, Liberia

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3 people found this review helpful

It is sadly surprising how little we really know about what is going on in other parts of the world. I spent a great amount of time speaking with Phebe Dennis-Fortt about Relief, Inc and the work they do in Liberia. Then I saw the photos of the children so excited to receive their first book and their first writing tools and the pure joy and excitement on their faces just made my heart warm beyond belief. Then to see the hospitals they helped set up during the Ebola crisis, it really brings it all home to see it first hand in the photos. The work Relief, Inc. is doing not only in Liberia but also locally is so amazing and commendable. The world is a better place having Relief, Inc and the work they do.

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I am Rev. E B Mcmillan McCauley and I have known Phebe Dennis-Fortt and her husband for over 12 years. When I first encountered these two beautiful individuals, I was at my lowest in life. I was practically homeless and jobless and they were gracious enough to accept me into their home without any reservations. Mr. Fortt, was kind enough to secure me a job at the establishment where he worked and he extended his kindness by getting me my first car in California. When news concerning starving children in Liberia reached them, they quickly embraced the responsibility of sending humanitarian aids to help those needed children. They have opened themselves in search a way that is beyond measure. Currently, many children are in school because of their generosity. I pray that God will enlarging their boarders so that, they can go beyond the walls of Monrovia into the rural areas where the needs are even greater. Kindly keep them within the confines of your prayers.

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I am Rev. Caleb S. G. Dormah, National Director, YouthConnect Liberia. Relief, Inc and YouthConnect Liberia have a partnership that is going beyond the Ebola era. We were partners in fighting the deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia when others were afraid. Today we are setting the pace for post Ebola recovery affected families (Orphans) and communities. we putting smiles on the faces of our children thru our "Building Library" project and giving communities hope thru our economic Empowering projects. We are changing a nation ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME.

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I came to know the founder of relief ink Inc. several years ago in her endeavor to start this nonprofit organization she has been consistent she has been passionate and she definitely has a desire to see the people in Liberia have a quality-of-life that equals all of us in the United States.

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Hi my name is Grace. I have watched my sister work closely with Relief, Inc. as a volunteer. I like seeing how she has grown in her abilities, and has strengthened her involvement within the community.

Seeing her get involved made me want to get involved. In the past I donated to Relief, Inc's clothes drive that was hosted at Solano community college. Next year I am planning to help by being apart of future fundraisers.

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Greetings, I am Rev. Dr. Darius O. Crosby, Senior Pastor of Greater Glory Community Church of Modesto, California and President/CEO of Staff Of Life Ministries of Stanislaus County.

This note is intended to substantiate the fact that the non-profit, Relief Inc. is a vital asset, not only to the Modesto Community in which it is based, but to the world at-large. The attention this organization has given to the deadly Ebola virus affecting multiple countries in West Africa is a leadership role which epitomizes Relief Inc.

The efforts of this non-profit have put feet on the word LOVE, and brought it to the hearts of those in need, both domestic and foreign. Like the Good Samaritan, Relief Inc. determined that HUMANITY is suffering, and Relief Inc. has refused to pass by on the other side.

I have attended and supported several events formulated by Relief Inc. and witnessed the selfless efforts of this wonderful organization. They have certainly chimed in on the motto of my heart: they believe in "Serving God by Serving People."

Finally, Relief Inc. was recently nominated among more than 200 individuals and organizations, for the 21st Annual CrystalClear Award For Outstanding Community Service in Stanislaus County--selections to begin at the top of the new year.

Loving People,

Rev. Dr. Darius O. Crosby
Staff Of Life-

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As the computer specialist for Relief Inc. I have had the pleasure working with the organization on several occasions. I have always found the professionalism, care and compassion of the staff refreshing and genuine. I believe Relief Inc. sincerely cares about what they are doing helping the people of Liberia. There is care and compassion with every conversation.

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Relief Inc is a great example of how a caring few can impact the lives of so many in need of the basic necessities of life. Over the past 7 years I have keenly followed the steadfastness and sacrifice of Mrs. Phebe Fortt and her organization as they, against overwhelming odds and uncertainties, identified areas of needs in impoverished communities in the West African state of Liberia, rally donations in funds and materials and galvanize volunteer to participate in the process of getting the relief items to Africa. I am particularly inspired by Mrs. Fortt's fortitude in ensuring that the relief items reached their beneficiaries even when the government of Liberia would lay huddles along the way. So many in Liberia admire the charity of the American people and have a profound gratitude for America because of the work Relief Inc has done and continue to do in Liberia.
Cyrus L Gray, Jr. - Giltam Integrated Logistics provided forwarding service for Relief Inc.

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