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  

1 person found this review helpful

Being a part of getting Clean Water Filters and Glasses for vision to Liberia with Phebe Fortt was a wonderful experience. Hearing the stories of how it all went over there and the people we touched with such basic needs as water and vision fills me with joy. Phebe works tirelessly. Not to mention the events done locally here in the state to support those in need here as well!

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2013

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My passion is to make sure each human being I come in contact with feels important, loved and heard. Relief Inc is so inline with my passion i can't help but be a part of this mission.

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

participating with organizing the Container for Liberia may 2013

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

No they are very well focused and on track

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

the trip to Liberia and assisting with the children there. i have also invited an eye doctor to go with us in may 2013

Why did you make your donation at this time?

no

What would you tell others about this organization?

they are a wonderful way to support a part of the world that will truely benefit and progress from any and all assistance!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Phebe for over a year and am constantly amazed at the dedication, passion and love she pours into helping the people, especially the children, of war torn Liberia. I was appalled to find out that the Liberian government does everything it can to oppress its people, to keep them in such wretched conditions that their daily lives are focused on simple survival so they are not pressing for more freedom. Phebe has to push though many obstacles to get help to the people. None of us are free until all of us our free. I highly recommend supporting Relief, Inc.

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My name is John Rodriguez and I am very impressed with the detail oriented fashion Relief Inc. handles their donations. When I heard about the "Pencil Project" and school campaigns they were putting together, it gave me great pleasure to donate many books my own children have outgrown. Relief Inc. has done a great job and put in many hours of hard work to insure this gets done. The Liberian children are going to benefit greatly.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Ed Fitzpatrick, I am the CEO of a prominent Automobile Dealership Group in Northern California. I have been a supporter of Relief Inc. since 2005. Relief Inc. is a U.S. based grassroots 501 (3) (c) organization that helps women and children in war torn Liberia, West Africa. Our Goal is to help this targeted group to become self-sufficient a bright future. In addition to Relief Inc's International activities, Relief Inc supports local activities in Northern California by providing food,clothing,furniture,toys and various types of educational programs to needy families. I have watched Relief Inc. and their CEO Phebe Dennis-Fortt work tirelessly to help others in need, this was one of the primary reasons that compelled me to support this organization. Relief has made a difference in many lives.

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2 people found this review helpful

I am a teacher. I donated old text books and other supplies. I was so impressed and overwhelmed by Mrs. Fort's response that I will continue to donate instead of throwing away materials from my school

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started contributing to Relief, Inc. many years ago to help children attend school. I saw the joy and concern in Phebe's face when she talked about helping the children, and felt the need to be part of such a caring organization. As Relief, Inc. grew, Phebe expanded the charity to include helping women learn skills to help them earn a living. Her passion for these women and children is quite evident to anyone who talks to her.

Money is tight right now, but I still donate to Relief, Inc. whenever I have any extra because I want to be part of an organization that helps people who need a helping hand.

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

I have talked to Phebe many times about Relief, Inc's contribution to the people of Liberia, and have seen the pictures of the happy faces of the recipients.

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

I am not in any position to tell them how to run their charity. I think they are doing quite well just as they are.

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3 people found this review helpful

I persoanally know Ron Fortt and Phebe. Their passion for helping the people in need of Liberia motivated me not only to contribute but I know work with the United Nations Infopoverty Program where i will introduced anyone that may help Relief Inc. Also when I visited their beautiful home Phebe brought my wife and I out to the garage where there was wall to wall boxes earmark for Liberia. They've turned their home into a warehaouse and leave their cars on the driveway. THe least I can do is to support them.

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

in reviewing their trip to Liberia West Africia delivering the first humaritarian container

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

help them get a warehouse and find them some more support to help the cost of shipping the supplies.

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

that the money given goes 100% to the cause

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

awesome

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

change several villages

Ways to make it better...

I had given them more money

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

SHIPPING COSTS!

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

please give if anly $10 and 10 referals, this could go a long way

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

My heart was touched when I was introduced to Relief, Inc. The conviction and passion that the founder has for the women and children of Liberia is certainly a moving force that we can all share.

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

I personally have seen the organization grow and become stronger from a leadership standpoint.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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