National Relief Charities

Rating: 4.29 stars   107 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 500 East Peyton Street Sherman TX 75090 USA

Mission: Our mission is: Serving immediate needs. Supporting long-term solutions. Our vision is: Strong, self-sufficient Native American communities.
Results: Our impact is clearly documented in our annual report, effectiveness report, partner and participant stories, and news coverage in our press room at www.nrcprograms.org.
Target demographics: NRC serves remote and isolated reservation communities that are struggling economically but striving to be self-sufficient. To learn more about where we work and how, visit www.nrcprograms.org/site/PageNavigator/howwework.
Direct beneficiaries per year: NRC maintains partnerships with more than 1,000 reservation partners and, working together, we assist 250,000 Native Americans each year.
Geographic areas served: NRC serves 65 American Indian reservations across 11 states in the Northern Plains and Southwest
Programs: NRC's support is designed to fit the diverse needs of reservation communities. Over 70% of donations go toward programs. We focus primarily on: 1) Health & Wellness to counterbalance the necessity of crisis-focused healthcare by the Indian Health Service, and to support community-based initiatives for prevention, detection, wellness, education, and healthy life choices; 2) Food & Water to trim back the predominance of food insecurity and contaminated water, and to offset nutrition-related health risks by providing a variety of fresh, staple, and frozen foods and bottled water; 3) Scholarships & Education Services to create more opportunities for Native American students to complete high school and access college degrees or professional credentials; and 4) Emergency Services as first responders to environmental disasters, and to reduce risk related to winter, summer, housing, isolation, remoteness, lack of access, and lack of transportation. In addition, NRC provides Holiday support to alleviate stress on many Native famlies, and we provide Community support through animal welfare and other initiatives that bring elders and others out of isolation and working together. Our work is funded through our eight programs: AIEF, AIRC, CIN, SNRF, SWIRC, NAA, NRF and ROAR.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

By helping a few of their workers do what it is they do, I observed the levels of professionalism and efficiency and caring to which they seem devoted - which is great!

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

Be able to donate more.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

National Relief Charities organization has been instrumental in providing services for our annual Veterans Day events for the past three years on the Hopi Reservation. The incentives and donations provided by NRC have been provided to everyone, from little children to the elderly, who attended the annual veterans day event. What items were left over, we used as part of the Christmas bags and goodies we provided for our local veterans.

Additionally, NRC was the key coordinator to assist us when we requested help for a local veteran who house nearly was consumed by fire several years ago. By their coordianted efforts, NRC was able to secure another organziation to pay for the costs of renovationg the veterans house. Mission successfully completed and veteran extremely happy. A show piece for other Tribal programs who could use this same assistance.

NRC is an outstanding non-profit organization and I would definitely recommend for all to use.

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

None, just continue to help all who request NRC asssitance.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

NRC provided shoes and boots to over 880 children at our elementary school this September. From the first contact with NRC in June to the final wave goodbye in September, the contacts were wonderful. Our many questions and concerns were always answered in a timely, efficient and pleasant manner.

Everything we needed to make the morning a success was provided to us. Had we had more staff on hand, and hadn't had two different and overlapping activities the students had to attend, we likely could have had all our students in new shoes by 11 a.m. As it was, everything was done in 4 hours. It was a whirlwind, but every child who wanted shoes had them.

The men who traveled so far to provide us the shoes had to be elsewhere by 1 p.m. It did not appear we were going to be finished getting students in shoes by that time. Their inventiveness and calmness allowed another school in our area to get shoes earlier than expected. The men also made it possible to have enough shoes left at our school for our students to try on, so that the driver could get on the road to a school site about 4 hours south of us.

Throughout what could have easily been a stressful, strained and unpleasant experience, the men of NRC who came to our school remained calm, humorous and so helpful. We will be better prepared next year. In the meantime, we are so grateful for everything these good men and their fine organization, NRC, provided to us. Tremendous appreciation to Denise as well. She answered my phone calls at all hours and did so much to support this endeavor.

We look forward to seeing NRC next year. We will be much better prepared. In the meantime, we are very appreciative of the graciousness, consideration and assistance NRC provided to our students and to our staff.

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

What changes? The only comment I had that wasn't glowing was that there were not enough of the slip on shoes and winter boots were substituted.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Tuba City Humane Society connected with NRC this spring and their ROAR (Rescue operation for animals on the reservation). We had no idea they existed but after we made contact things started to happen. Their office staff was so helpful and our first delivery consisted of dog food, bleach, paper towels and flea & tick treatment. The food and flea & tick treatments were given to our foster/rescue homes. The cleaning supplies went to our veterinarian who kennels and takes care of all our rescues until they are moved out for adoption. We also had a visit from their staff to Tuba City to talk with us and also the person in charge of the Southwest region came from S. Dakota and spent half the day visiting our home so we could touch base with all their programs. We found out that next year we can apply for grants for low cost spays & neuters and also to help with gas for the transportation of our rescues to Flagstaff & Kanab, Utah. We just received another pallet of blankets, toys, flea & tick treatment, bleach and cases of bottled water. There will be a very large free spay/neuter event in Nov. put on by Best Friends in Utah and we can use the water for all the volunteers. Also, ROAR has a calendar out for 2014 and two of rescues I kept are Miss March & Mr. Sept. That was a real surprise. Thanks to NRC for all your help for us and the animals. We appreciate it so much and really like working with all of your staff. They are so helpful and friendly. Sylvia Moore, Director

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

I really can't think of anything.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

NRC helps our program be successful. I work as a Parent Educator with the public school district in Gallup NM and we service families by conducting home visits and working with teem moms in learning how to interact with their child and begin early in preparing their child for school readiness. We work with families with babies 0-5 years old. NRC helps by providing us with incentives to help these needy families with healthy living supplies. Our families look forward to receiving these products and I feel that they stay consistent with our home visits because they are excited to receive the incentives. NRC has been a great resource for us and we appreciate all that they do. Thank you for your help and support with our program!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

National Relief Charities has helped our elderly participants imensely by providing them with much needed items which they can not afford. Most our elders live on a fixed income and most live in remote locations on the Navajo Reservation and have no transportation. The incentive items are delivered each month on time, which is a plus because scheduling is important and time conflicts are avoided. NRC has made our relationship with our elders stronger, thus making us a tighter unit. The incentives provides our elderly with healthier living such as cleaner homes, chosing healthier eating habits, and making daily living easier. NRC employs the sincerest, energetic, compassionate, and hardworking empoyees who are always wiling to help in any way. I would recommend to any organization who is willing to make a change in lives such as NRC.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

National Relief Charities (NRC) has provided our after school programming with incentive items for our students and their families. The products they deliver for our program are well needed and are of quality condition. Without NRC as one of our program partners, we would not be able to offer these items to our students and their families. The NRC staff is always helpful and friendly to work with; they try to provide products that are tailored to our program needs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Overall our experience with NRC has been very good. The incentives help to bring people in for services and to keep their mammogram appointments so this service works great for us. We especially use alot of water since we plan exercies and fun run/walk events during our awareness months. I would like to see the sign in sheet with numbers making it easier to calculate the totals. I hear and see from other programs especially the Navajo getting more of a variety of things but we at hopi seem to get the same things over & over. Can you treat us the same as the Navajo communities? Thank you.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

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2012

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I am writing this comment in behalf of National Relief Charities. First, we want to thank you for your partnership and for taking the time to post a review. Next, we want to clarify that the incentives we provide are never based on tribe or region. Rather, they are based on the service being requested, the number of people being served, and the most suitable inventory in stock at the time of your request. We also want to remind you that Program Partners of NRC have several built-in opportunities for providing product and service feedback to us. For instance, the report you submit after your event or class is a good place to indicate how well the incentives met your needs. You may also discuss product fit with the Partner Support Specialist on your report follow up call. You may also discuss product options with your Service Coordinator when you submit your next request. We hope this information is helpful, but feel free to call us at any time for further clarification. And thanks again for the review.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

National Relief Charieties has been providing food and incentives for our program which works with adults with disablities as well as providing food for our community. We have received monthly donations which have helped us feed over 700 families many of which live on the Navajo and Ute reservations. This has provided a better variety and a greater quantity of food for the struggling families that need it. They have also given us incentives which are used for rewards to encourage our disabled clients to be successful in their goals and objectives that help improve their quality of life. Their donations have made it possible for our program to provide better service for the individuals we serve.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The Pueblo of Acoma has been partners with The National Relief Charities for the past several years and has been recieving food items and non-food items which has assisted our Detention Department out with all items that we have been receiving. Our Detention Population has really benefited with what has all been offered to us, with the economy being bad and the things that we really can't purchase or don't have the funds for The National Relief Charities has stepped in to assist us with our daily needs to get us by from month to month! With the support and service that we continue to get from National Relief Charities, we can continue to have a good working relationship! I just want to express and praise our partners at National Relief Charities to continue to do an Excellent job!!! Keep up the Good Work and many blessings go out to all you fine folks!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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