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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: 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.

Results: 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: 400-500

Geographic areas served: Liberia, West/Africa and Modesto, CA

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

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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 Liberia

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Relief, Inc.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Over 10 years of experience with this organization, carrying the vision forward helping impoverished women and children that endured a 14 ½ year civil war in Liberia. These are the people that need it the most with no hope of a positive future by means of educational supplies, tuition and training.

We understand how hard it is to deliver supplies and relief to those in need, we understand the challenges. We know what the obstacles are, and how to get past them. Relief is hope to the challenge!

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've done bookkeeping for Relief, Inc. I've always been aware of the lack of resources in some regions of Africa but was never more convinced that our help is needed until I met Phebe. She is knowledgable, determined and organized. She actually makes trips to her country and even finds the time and energy to help our local community with food drives and other needs. Her compassion is contagious.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

My name is John Y. Jukon, the organization in many ways has provided meaningful assistance to the people of Liberia most especiallly the voluntary population. The sector of services include healte , education and humanitarian relief.
Liberia being a post war conflict will need the involvement of this organization to help to reduce poverty and contribute national development.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

My late father once said that "life was only worth living if you as a person become a channel of blessings to others" especially the less fortunate(adolescent mothers and children) to know that they have a dear friend like Relief, Inc. As a student of Social Work and professional field worker for the past three years having clients referred to Relief, Inc. in Liberia, their achievements are unmeasurable. The real importance behind their success is their willingness to help change someone else circumstance. I am proud of the accomplishments they have made, but when it all comes down to it, I hope the people of Liberia and history will remember them as a descent men and women who cared about others and living their lives trying to show it.

It’s true nobody makes it in this world alone. So to forget those that are helping Relief Inc. (partners, volunteers and even those kids that are giving their copy books and pencils, and medicals equipments for Liberia) it will be a disservice to those who raised those funds and materials and believed in Relief Inc. to delivered those things to the needed; not to tell them thank you for what they are doing for the children of Liberia through Relief Inc. You are highly appreciated by the people of Liberia. May God of heaven continue to bless your work in Liberia. Amen. F. Duonah Kezele / Liberia

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Johnson K.B. Pewu, a Liberian and founder of the Building Potentials for Transformation (BUPOTRA) Inc. I have been following Mrs Fortt for a ago till we connected on LinkedIn and shared with her causes we carte about. Upon her travel to Liberia to ensure donated materials reach intended audiences, I had the opportunity to interact with her and my experience tells me all that a donor, volunteer, sympathizers may need to know to get involve in making a difference. Her dedication frankness and objectivity as a non profit partitioner motivated me to try all I could to help with what ever little information she needed to make her mission a success. I still remember one thing she said "If you decide to help some one in need, do not waste timer". I felt touched by her dedication to lift those in need with her sweet and determination.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Phebe through a mutual friend and became involved with Relief, Inc. right away. My family and I have attended her fundraisers, including a Liberian Independence Day Festival and our local International Festival that includes all ethnicities from around the world. I've watched as Phebe tells of her homeland, Libera and their struggles with poverty and educational needs. In December, Relief, Inc. gave out free turkeys to anyone who had a need. One of the proejcts Relief, Inc. is focusing on is a child in Liberia named Sekenneh. A little girl whose Mother can not afford good housing and is forced to raise her daughter in the swamps. In living in the swamps, Sekenneh's health has deteriorated to the point that she can no longer walk or hear. She is extremely ill. Relief, Inc. is concentrating their efforts on getting her the medical help she so deperately needs and efforts are being made to bring her the United States for medical treatment. Phebe is relentless in her efforts to aid the disenfranchised and is her own best asset. My family and I are committed to helping Relief, Inc. meet its goals of giving aid and support to the people in our local community and Liberia with an emphasis on educational and basic living needs in order to promote empowerment and independence. What is lacking in order to ensure the success of Relief, Inc.'s mission is, of course, funding.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Relief Inc. provides local community to help the needs of those internationally. A great opportunity to be involved with international missions.