In the summer of 2006 the Middle East was ravaged with war between politicians and factions in which innocent civilians paid the deadliest price. The images of maimed children, dying youth and pain stricken eyes not only moved me, but it shook me. It quaked my soul and threw my body into a spiral of grief that I refused to allow to continue. A group of students who were as stubborn as I was to make a change came together to try and plan a benefit concert at NYU. The concert wasn’t the most successful, but I couldn’t accept failure. Failure wasn’t an option— I manifested my guilt in failing and used all my energy to organize a fundraiser of sorts through the help of Life for Relief and Development. I asked my local ISCJ to provide a room to collect donations. ISCJ made announcements to its congregation asking for non-perishable foods, new or like new clothes, first aid supplied, diapers, feminine products and other necessary needs refugees and the wounded could use to rebuild their everyday lives. I also advertised online and emailed local houses of worship from every religion. We received so many donations in the room we were storing them in that the piles were taller than any of us. I enlisted some 20 volunteers to organize, label and load the products onto a 18-wheeler flatbed tractor trailer container. We filled the entire container. The boxes that Life for Relief and Development weren’t enough. My family went out and bought more boxes out of pocket. We even had products that we couldn’t fit in the container because the container was at capacity. Those products we then chose to donate to local charity bodies suggested by the ISCJ.
Review from #MyGivingStory
I volunteered and worked for the organization for ten years, it remarkable when it comes to transparency and accountability. They are very tough when it comes to allocating resources, since donor is a very invalueable asset to the organization.
Review from Guidestar
This organization is right where the help is most needed and acting fast when emergency strikes. Information and feedback, update and ongoing support, are just some of many highlights of LIFE for Relief and Development.
Life for Relief and Development is in my opnion an extraordinary organization deducated to help those in need from USA to the rest of the world. When I signed for Orphan program, I was overjoyed to find out how much care and attention to details has been placed on each and every one orphan and donor, all in order to serve. I could not be more pleased with all that Life For Relief And Development does. GO LIFE!!
Life is an organization that truly is committed to helping people that are less fortunate. Theur sincere desire to positivly affect all that need help is amazing.
I was expremely impressed with the organization with all of the charity and relief work that they day world wide. I had the opportunity to meet the CEO of the company and I found him not only to be extremely kind and compassionate, but also very knowledgable and aware of the hardships of the world. It takes a special person to dedicate their life to such selfless cause. I truely commend the work of the organization does.