International Rescue Committee

Rating: 4.73 stars   92 reviews

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Location: 122 E 42nd St New York NY 10168 USA

Mission: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
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EIN 13-5660870
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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I worked at the IRC for over five years and joined their legacy society, Partners for Freedom, shortly after starting my job there.
I continue to stay well-informed of the extraordinary work that IRC does to empower women, children and communities to achieve their potential despite the huge challenges they have faced for most of their lives. IRC's work during emergencies is unparalleled and their efforts to reconstruct communities is holistic and sustainable. Moreover, IRC's programs are efficient and effective and their fundraising efforts are smart, visionary and very successful. I am proud to continue to belong to the IRC family!
Nora B.

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I have friends who do humanitarian work in Afghanistan and they give the IRC a glowing recommendation, based on the work they have seen them doing. The IRC is exceptionally effective, in part because they are on the ground in the trouble spot longer than many other organizations, and in part because they make such good use of local people and their expertise and social networks. They seem to be the experts on water and sanitation, two of the most urgent components of many crises. And the portion of your dollar that goes to the work itself is probably the highest I've seen.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The International Rescue Committee is by far the best charity i have ever donated to. The variety of programs and the quality of them are truly outstanding. They operate globally and use resources efficiently.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I donate to IRC because I support its mission for rescuing lives around the world and because it uses 93% of its revenue for their rescue programs. That's a key statistic I consider when determining where to send my charity dollars. I trust IRC to use my donation wisely and to keep me informed how they use it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have gradually narrowed down the list of charities we support to those we are sure will have the most impact. Many charities are deserving but only a few are truly outstanding. These excel at their task and are very cost-conscious with their fundraising. Over the more than twenty years that we have supported the International Rescue Committee, we have only become more impressed with their dedication. The IRC is the top recipient of our charitable donations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The International Rescue Committee has a long history of helping those in greatest need at the most difficult times across the world. As a donor, I have the highest confidence that the vast majority of dollars I give will be used to render these critical services, rather than on fundraising or administrative expenses. Their integrity and transparency are outstanding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with IRC for about a year. IRC is very effective in integrating refugees into US culture and does an excellent job finding jobs for these folks.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting the IRC since the late 1970s, when the organization was Spanish Refugee Aid. The IRC has years of experience working directly with refugees and I know that my contributions have always been well used as well as much needed.

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I am very selective about which organizations I choose to support. IRC is in my top 5 without question. Their response to emergencies is immediate and effective. I trust them to use my donations in the most useful manner possible.

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I worked with IRC overseas as a Foreign Service Officer managing U.S. aid. IRC staff were alway professional and caring. Their programs were both effecting and efficient. I have been donating to them for many years both before and since my retirement. Aid dollars go further with IRC than almost every other NGO.

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