National Relief Charities

Rating: 4.29 stars   108 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 16415 Addison Road, Suite 200 Addison TX 75001 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: 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.
Target demographics: NRC provides consistent aid and services for Native Americans with the highest needs in the U.S.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 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.
Programs: 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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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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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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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2 people found this review helpful

Olive Grove Consulting has supported NRC over the last two years and its leadership, programs, and values are exceptional. Both the board and staff are committed to true partnership with Native Americans rather than imposing their programs and services on reservations. Their humility, integrity and passion is inspiring and the impact they are making in Native communities will generate positive outcomes for years to come.

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I have done work for and with NRC for 20+ years and have to say that they are one of the most professionally consistent and caring non-profits out there today. Not only do they give a voice and face to the plight of the American Indian, but they represent very well the pride and honor of these great people. As with all non-profits these days, fundraising efforts are challenged daily - I see numerous non-profits teetering off "mission", but not NRC. That is one thing I've seen over the years with this group is a consistent message of mission to the general public - that is an honorable trait and so respectful to present and future donors. A great group to work with, work for and be associated with in the fundraising industry.

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

Nothing

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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At National Relief Charities , I have never seen a group of individuals who do so much with so little. I have been involved with other charities that are bloated with bureaucracy that do 1/10th work with 10 times the people.

They serve a segment of our population that has forever been neglected and underfunded. The NRC has done the smart thing in focusing on very specific needs and purposes within the Native American people.

These people are involved because they care, not because it is chic and trendy. I hope they can continue their good work at a time when non-profit dollars are dwindling.

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

Not sure. They need to be in the various locations that receive the aid, so it would be counter productive to centralize the organization

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been working with National Relief Charities for over 5 years in regards to their direct mail fundraising efforts. It is rewarding on many levels in that they are experts in the field of direct mail and very efficient and conscientious, plus it is great working with an organization whose core work in helping the Native American people is so much needed. NRC addresses the relevant concerns and definitely makes a positive impact.

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2013

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NRC is indeed #1 in our program and in our hearts and we certainly applaud this wonderful organization. NRC had been and continues to be our strong partner in our Community Service on the Reservation in our desire and effort to help provide food supplement to our local people. Our native friends greatly appreciate what we do with the NRC --- they were saying that in a place like this which is almost "out in the middle of nowhere" away from stores, etc., the food boxes and food bags we give out on a regular basis truly helped them in their daily needs. We have some people who came who have lost their jobs and they were truly grateful for this help. NRC does not only help our local people, it helps our Community Service program so much because it provides generous supplement to our other donations and supplies, thus saving us some bucks because instead of buying other food to give out, we can use those funds for other outreach programs that we do. I would also say that personnel at NRC Phoenix office are all very friendly, helpful, accommodating and available to us. We thank God that we have NRC as our program partner, they have made a tremenduos difference in our program and in the lives of the people that our program serves. KUDOS to NRC!

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

expand it more (because of the impact of what they do)

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

I have another year under my belt with this organization, and I must say, they continue to amaze me.. National Relief Charities is truly about PEOPLE, and that is what sets them apart.. I will continue to help NRC as long as I can, and I feel good about doing so.. As a transportation provider for numerous different companies, none are so fulfilling, as knowing that we are delivering goods to help save lives, and deliver hope.. Thank you NRC for letting me be involved..

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with National Relief Charities, working directly with the traffic manager Rick Miller for over 3 years now, and i must say that this is a company I am very proud to be partnered with.. Their unending desire to help the American Indian Reservations, is a true testimony to the values a charitible organization should uphold.. With products ranging from personal hygeine kits to baby diapers, National Relief Charities helps in all ranges for those in need.. I am VERY proud to work with this amazing company, helping one person at a time..

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It wasn't long ago that I was growing up, eating food, and using products that were donated goods, because my family could not afford them.. My appreciation for those things that helped my family and I live, has bled over to my approach with National Relief Charities shipments..

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

N/A, this company is efficient.. There is nothing to change..

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