Relief, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   78 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 2900 Standiford Ave Suite 16B PMB 295 Modesto CA 95350 USA

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 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 (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, SHIP, HOPE, RILBT, WINGS, GROW
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 03-0527665
209-545-1700
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

Have an infrastructure of a more committed administrative team with a passion for local, international development with a strong interest in Africa. Relief Inc. needs to obtain a group of engaged, committed and passionate monthly donors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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.

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?

2010

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7 people found this review helpful

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.

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

In 2008 for a food giveaway in the local community. I was not aware at that time that there were so many people struggling within our own community.

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

find a corporate donor that would allow Relief, Inc. to grow.

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?

2010

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1 person found this review helpful

Relief Inc. Has truly been a blessing for Liberians. From the water purification system they brought, to the glasses has truly help alot. Relief Inc also brought in hospital and medical supplies that was distributed through Ministry of Health and Social Warfare to local hospital. Relief Inc is now setting up a library at FAWE Community School. We look forward to seeing more form Relief Inc.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Relief, Inc is a life changing organization. For the woman it train. It gives them independance and self pride. I am greatful to have the opportunity to be a part of this great group.

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

It is true, I have personally experienced the work of this organization.

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

Find a way to tell Relief,Inc story to more people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Flipping through my personal experienced of the civil war in Liberia, the brutal killing, murdered, and the inconsiderate raping of innocent women and misused of children as “Child Soldiers”, I can clearly piece together the necessity of the work and outreach of Relief Inc.

The disastrous massacred, the murdering of parents, the destruction of the country’s educational system, the water system and electricity, the economical devastations, as well as the looting of Liberia's resources have left people of Liberia hopeless and in a dying need of assistance.

We at Relief Inc have heard the dying cry of these people, the orphans, and the less privilege women, men and children wandering the streets daily in search of a hot-meal and a place to sleep. We are dedicated to their basic needs of water, food, clothing’s and shelter; as well as to their educational dream. It is indeed our mission to give back hope to the hopeless and encourage each one - that there’s yet hope after the darkest firing rain.

We understand that we cannot do this alone that’s why we are seeking your humanitarian gesture in assisting the needy.

Come join the team of dedicated warm passionate people and make a difference. CCDennis3

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

Being apart of Relief Inc is a wonderful experience. Helping to plan events and activitiies for the growth and well-being of the clients and or people we rendered services to - is amazingly fabulous to know that I am being productive and useful to my fellow human

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

Make sure that all of its projects are well funded and adequately supported.

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5 people found this review helpful

Dream and pleasure working with humanitarian organization, Started in 2002 when Liberia was going through a serious civil problem-bulelts flying everywhere. Talked to Phoebe on the phone - gathered information to start the not for profit. no internet service in liberia - would be calling PHoebe with bullets flying. 2004, 2005, 2006 - first shipment to people destitute from the war. there were no fees charged - received and were so happy. That's when people of Liberia understood what he was doing and he can see the difference. The community of New Kru Town of approximately 20,000 people -impoverished- most of the poeple there go to the beach, fish and go to the market and sell. The illiteracy rate is high there - and the people are barely able to take care of themselves.

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

People have received education - WOW Program YMCA Computer Class and have sent a couple of women to school. Teaaching women how to sew for six month course. Took donations - clothing, medical supplies to Monrovia.

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

Find more donors that would help finance the projects

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the peoples when they receive donations

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and hard-working

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help change lives in Liberia

Ways to make it better...

I had some financial resources to help educate young Liberians and make them resourceful and self-sufficient

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial support

One thing I'd also say is that...

Please consider this organization as a means to help Liberia - children have no parents, people who have not had a good meal. I'm calling on you to check into this organization to help the people in Liberia and you will be blessed

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Phobe Dennis-Fortt is a force to be reckoned with. Her passion and love for the people of Liberia is contagious. When she speaks, the urgent need of her people spreads through the air and becomes a part of you. She believes in helping people one person at a time and getting it right. I am impressed with her leadership and direction and am honored to be on her Board.

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

2008: Local community food giveaway to the needy at Thanksgiving. 2009: Relief Inc.'s toy distribution of 10,000 new toys to the needy children in the local community. I will never forget the looks on the children's faces.

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

provide a way to increase Phebe's corporate donors and fundraising capacity in order to better serve the Liberian people and the local community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with Phebe and learning about the country of Liberia.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

focused and loyal.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help 230 children and create jobs.

Ways to make it better...

It couldn't be better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial support

One thing I'd also say is that...

it takes a village to raise a child

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Phebe since the inception of the organization. Phebe is passionate about helping the people of Liberia. She has been relentless in providing different solutions for the people of Liberia. Watching her collect, pack and ultimately distribute the food, clothing and medical supplies in Liberia was truly inspirational. Watching her work with her local volunteers and educate them about the Liberian people has been stimulating for everyone involved as well. Phebe has changed lives with her activities both in Liberia and here at home.

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

I have worked side by side with Phebe since the beginning. I have seen first hand what the organization has done for the people in Africa.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching peoples lives change for the better

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many more people get an education,create jobs, get better medical care and become self sufficient

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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