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Relief, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   92 reviews 8,372


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.

Direct beneficiaries per year:


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: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

It is a great joy for me to write this review acknowledging the hard work and effort of Relief, Inc. in giving House of Hope Orphanage in Ganta City, Nimba County-Liberia the opportunity to a Memorandum of Understanding between the orphanage and Relief, Inc.

We are grateful to God for the opportunity Relief, Inc. is giving the Orphans at House of Hope Orphanage in Ganta City, Nimba County, Liberia., "Creating Life Through Art" We appreciate the drawing items sent recently to our orphans. It is helping the kids move from one level to become Aspiring Artistic.
Thanks for the courage given me in getting the kids birth certificates prepared on time for the opening of the orphans trust funds in our orphanage Home.

The House of Hope Orphanage family want to say “Thank you ya” and Let God continue to bless and favor Relief Inc. so as to enable other less fortunate children be blessed like ours.

Rev. Mother Alice K. Jargbah
House of Hope Orphanage
LPRC Community
Ganta City, Nimba County

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Hi My Name is Maier N. Goodridge and a Liberian. This review is about some of the work that was done in Liberia by Relief, Inc. (This is a truth eye's accurate information.) Relief doing the heat of the war in Liberia decided to help her people with so many issues, how can I do this, she asked. I am not on the ground but I think a litter bit of this and that will do. So Relief, Inc., moved in 2006 with a 40 foot container load of supply ranged from food, beds, medical equipment, medical supplies, cloth, and school supplies etc. Which was distributed to schools, hospitals and internally displace persons. Relief did not stop there she decided not just to give a man a fish but teach him to fish. Relief Inc., awarded scholarships to women to enable them to enroll in the tailoring a skills training program at the Maryann Cheeseman School of Home Arts. On Broad street Monrovia, Liberia. West/Africa. Student’s form this program today are now business owners and are providing for their families. Additional Relief Inc. provided Scholarships for young school boys and girls. Many other students benefited that were about to drop out of primary schooling if it were not for the donations that Relief Inc. made happen.
C.H. Rennie Hospital Healthcare facility in Kakata also benefited from medical supplies and beds, matters and medical beds. The Redemption hospital on bush road island New Kru town Monrovia which was host to most of the ill (IDPs) and has ran out of hospital beds this hospital rejected sick people because of lack of beds. Relief Inc. also provided beds, medical drugs and medical equipment. Relief Inc. also provided transportation for those items to get to the people on time.
With the challenges, rainy days and storms that Relief, Inc. has weathered. Relief Inc. continues to move forward where other missions have failed. There seems to be misunderstanding of the roll of the missions by people who have worked in Liberia with Relief Inc., and within the Liberian government where corruption seems to come from every end. Phebe has the needed knowledge and information to continue to make progress. Phebe is a strong woman with the heart of love for humanity.
As for the Financial Ministry in Liberia and corruption associated with it. It took someone with real dedication like Phebe to overcome one of the worst problems in Liberia’s history. Phebe did not give up she stood the test of time and made sure the 40ft container with Relief supply reached the most needy people in Liberia in 2006 and then again seven years later in 2013 during the Ebola crises.

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I am very grateful to God Almighty and Relief Inc. for the opportunity given me to serve as a Volunteer Teacher for the Art kids in Ganta House of Hope Orphanage. It has improve my artist works and shown me a better way of coordinating or working with kids that are orphans.
I highly appreciate this opportunity and pray that God continue to bless and favor Relief Inc. in all their endeavors in helping less fortunate children in Liberia and rest of the world.

Many Regards,

Sam Wonokay
Volunteer Teacher
House of Hope Orphanage
Ganta City, Nimba County

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In the year 2007, I work with Relief Inc., to assist Administration with incoming and outgoing inventory and also to do video recording. With the present of Relief Inc., it has been a blessing to Liberian people, Relief Inc. save life's and carry on medical attention including, food, shattering, taking care of homeless kids, women and men,, providing cloth and education support as well.. We the Liberian are grateful and will always like for Relief Inc. to be in Liberia as Second God to the Liberian people,,, my time with Relief Inc., and the president or CEO I pray that God will expand this NGO to the highest.. I stand to recommend Relief, Inc. as number one during our time of need.... Thanks.
Evangelist Ambassador Morris V. Cooper

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I've known the founder of this organization for about 9 years now. This is a fabulous organization and its founder works tirelessly to make sure the women and children have a better chance at life. Do not hesitate to donate!

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The work done by Relief Inc is wonderful. The volunteers are devoted to helping those less fortunate. The leader of this organization is simply amazing her eye never leaves the prize. Giving back is her main goal!

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Relief it is a fantastic organization I volunteered and we put books together and donated clothes to ship in two containers to be sent to Africa I have also experienced a great speaker that relieve helped he gave an amazing testimonial that's how I really think has helped town and his family. I have been to several functions that relief Inc has put on to help those in Africa I had an amazing time. I remember about 2 years ago relief and put on a community that at Christmas time to help those that are less fortunate in the community. I would definitely support this organization.

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The African Division of Relief Inc. has an office in Modesto Ca. Recently my children and I attended an International Festival in Modesto. We enjoy this event every year and each year the booth representing Liberia is one of, if not, our favorite.

It's educational with energetic representatives who gladly explain the display. They make it easy as the display is unique. There's more than a map and a list of important resources from Liberia. With rubber, diamonds, cloth, cocoa, and I'm sure I missed something all coming out of Liberia, this booth takes the extra step of putting on display each of the items. You can touch and read in detail about the contributions of the resources.

Not only is this memorable for the kids, but it shows the adults just how diverse and important a country like Liberia is to the world.

Kudos to Phebe Dennis-Fortt and the team out of Modesto involved with ReliefInc. A seemingly one day little event can really count towards increasing awareness when many add up and the individuals put forth the effort for each one. Clearly, that happened at our International Heritage Festival in Modesto, CA.

Thanks again guys.

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My name is Matu Suah. I live in Liberia, West Africa. I am grateful to Relief, Inc. for being there for my children education through the KIS-Kids in School program. As a mother, I could not imagine how to generate money to settle their tuitions.
I want to say a big thank you to Relief, Inc. for the assistance in keeping my kids in school.
I pray that such a help will be given to other less fortunate children like mine. May God bless Relief, Inc.’s family all over the world.
Matu Suah

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Relief, Inc. Heal!

I want to first of all, give thanks to the almighty God for sparing my life and that of my family, form the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia.

This was an in determinant and a painful situation that forced you to neglect your love one.

Special thanks to Relief Inc for affording my son the opportunity in going back to school, that is, by paying his school fees, I notice that Relief Inc is always at my door step giving me a helping hand where there seem to be no way.

After the 2003 – 2004 crisis in our country, Liberia, which cause us to lose our home and everything that we had.
I Started to sell porter (Clay) to sustain my family, we could not afford a meal a day just imagine that!

Do you know what it mean where your child cry for milk, you give him sugar water to drink, because you cannot afford to buy milk for him.

I kept myself hungry when people give me food, jut for my child to have something to eat, I felt that there were no hope in life.

Each night when I go to bed, I pray not to see the break of day, because I don’t want to see my child suffering, so many thing happened until 2006 - 2007 I got in contact with Relief Inc. God first, through the help of my son father Mr. Aloysius Barr, my living condition change, Relief Inc helped us with some Relief Item and started to pay my son school fees, that was when I regain my pride and dignity and also I regain my hope, Relief Inc really heal.

Where you are, you can also be a blessing to someone and God will reward you. give a helping hand to a child who cannot afford a meal a day, a child who does not have home, a child who wants to learn but no financial backing, an Orphan who wants to called you mama and daddy, and wants to be held in the arm of someone, who will say, I love you child, I am going to take care of you.

May the Almighty God bless you in all your endeavor as you continue to help the less fortunate in our society?

J. E. Genevieve King
The mother of
Miraculous G. Barr

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