The mission of Relief, Inc. is to improve the lives of the people all over the world more specifically Liberia, West Africa and local Communities in Northern California by mobilizing the International Community. Relief, Inc. will minister to the PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL and SPIRITUAL needs of every MAN, WOMAN and CHILD in need of help. Our mission is focused on aggressively reaching our goals; however, this requires the generosity and assistance of many.
Relief. Inc. is a Modesto based nonprofit founded by a Liberian woman, Phebe Dennis Fortt. Witnessing the 14 1/2 year civil war in Liberia from a distance, Mrs. Fortt has dedicated her life to improving the Liberian community and our local communities in Northern California.
The various phases of Relief Inc. include:
Shipping books, school supplies yearly.
Sponsoring Kids -In-School to get an education.
Support Orphans-Through Art collaboration project
Providing scholarships for women for college or vocational training, to establish self sufficiency.
Shipping Medical supplies, Bed and mattresses to donate to hospitals.
In addition to our Relief effort, we provide leadership and goal setting training to local high school and college students.
We get volunteers involved in our charitable organization in ways that exposes them to things that they ordinarily would not experience until they are in the job market.
We are known for our local Holidays food and toys giveaway as well as Valentine Healthy Basket for deserving school students.
I believe Relief, Inc is a great organization with a worthy cause of feeding, clothing, providing medical supplies, books, etc. to those less fortunate. There is a lot of love in each step; from the receiving of donations to the organizing and shipping of the donations to their destination. All that have a chance to get involved get a dose of the love that is put in each project. I have been involved with this organization for at least 4 years and each time I am in contact with Phebe, I get energized and want to help even more.
My group of 25+ family and friends lauched a WOW (Woman of Worth)Campaign in 2008 to raised funds
to send two Liberian sisters to trade schools
to be seamstresses. Mrs. Phebe Fortt,CEO of Relief,Inc. was very supportive and worked diligently with us to accomplish our goal of $900. We are looking forward to their graduation this month, July 2009.
It was a lot of fun volunteering for Phebe. I was surprised that such a great opportunity was available here in Modesto. She offers a wide range of hours to work with during the week. She's a wonderful person to work with (good energy and fun). This is a very worthy cause to get involved in if you are in the central valley and wanting to make a difference!
Joining Liberia Relief Inc is a great thing. You get to experience what it feels like to help others and make a difference. You begin to develop a passion for the cause and you become more dedicated. You can help physically or emotionally. Either way someone will be affected in a positive way and will get the chance to have a blessful life. And the best thing is your work can inspire someone else to join and become dedicated to the cause. If you join the Liberian Relief Inc you will not only feel like a better person but also become a better person. I am a volunteer and I am a better person and I have gained a lot from working with the Liberian Relief Inc.
Making the decision to join Relief Inc. is an honor because you have become a part of something greater than yourself. Reaching out to help those who cannot help themselves. You begin to transform because of the compassion that builds up in you. You surround your yourself with people who are passionate about what they do. Whether helping Medically, Spiritually, physically, or emotionally,your help will be the reason a child (or family) live to see another day, is able to live a normal life, and can smile again. And most of all, you will begin a chain reaction! So if one joins relief Inc., I promise them they will wake up every morning and thank God for making them a part of a wonderful thing!