Relief, Inc.

aka R.I.   |   Modesto, CA   |  www.reliefinc.org

Mission

Relief, Inc. was forged from the heart of one woman, Phebe Dennis-Fortt. Phebe, and her husband Ron, created a 501(c)(3)non-profit, NGO humanitarian organization in 2003. Phebe was born in Liberia, West Africa. She is the descendant of American slaves, and the niece of former Liberian President, Tolbert. Out of her desire to liberate the Liberian people from poverty, a cause was born. Relief, Inc.'s mission is to not only liberate impoverished Liberians, but individuals around the world who are in bondage and feel as though all hope is lost. To learn more about the story please visit the website at http://www.reliefinc.org .

Notes from the nonprofit

"To whom much is given, much is required." Luke 12:48

Ruling year info

2004

Founder

Mrs. Phebe Dennis-Fortt

Main address

2900 Standiford Ave. Suite 16B PMB 295

Modesto, CA 95350 USA

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Formerly known as

Relief Inc. (Remember Every Liberian Influences Enduring Freedom)

EIN

03-0527665

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working on acquiring land in Liberia to build a weaving and sewing school, giving the women that participate in our Women of Worth (WOW) program the opportunities to become entrepreneurial. These individuals can overcome poverty and gain financial independence.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SHIP-Sending Hope In Packages

Relief, Inc. Shipment a of 2000 square foot container of Food, Cloth, Medical Supplies, School Supplies, Toys etc. and personally distribute them to thousands of needed Men, Women and Children of war-torn Liberia.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

Teaching Women in Liberia Self Sufficiency: This project provides scholarships to help women to further their education or learn a trade to be in their own businesses or become employed. These women must then complete community service hours with Relief, Inc. to graduate. As Relief, Inc. is predominantly a volunteer organization, our clients in Liberia will be introduced to giving back to their communities, starting with the distribution of Relief, Inc.'s donated items the people of war-torn Liberia that need it the most. "Women of Worth" is a road to self sufficiency.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

In partnership with Relief, Inc., Liberia Book Trust delivers books to Liberian schools, where textbooks shortages in primary and secondary schools are a chronic challenge.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides education tuition, books, and uniforms to children in grades K-12.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Relief, Inc., is a nonprofit, non governmental organization that's providing orphans a unique opportunity to invest into their own futures! Every orphan participating in this project receives a royalty at age i1 to used for education and entrepreneurial opportunities, and their orphanages also receive a royalty to improve the orphans lives.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Women of Distinction Award ~Human Rights & Status of Women~ 2006

Soroptimist International Modesto North

The Certificate of Honor was awarded to Phebe Dennis-Fortt for special reconition for excellence in Christian Service. 2010

Christian Love Baptist Church United Sisterhood

Relief Inc. Founder Phebe Dennis-Fortt for her "outstanding and Dedicated Service in advancing the Educational Goals of the Humanity for Africa Foundation (HFAF). 2011

As part of a benefit for the Humanity for Africa Foundation, Phebe Dennis-Fortt, Founder/CEO of Relief Inc. had the honor of receiving an award from the the Newark, NJ Municipal Council commending

Top-Rated Award for six consecutive years 2016

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Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2005

Soroptimist International 2008

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We at Relief, Inc. understand that we are all living in a global society. We value the importance of individuals coming together and rely on the support of others to champion our mission: to improve the lives of women, children, and orphans. We are seeking funding to build a school for weaving and sewing in Liberia. The impact this school would have on the lives of impoverished women could be immeasurable. As members of this global society, please consider giving through charitable donations or volunteering.

Fundraising
Sponsorship
Donation
Grants

We have contacts across the United states that have varing interest in supporting our mission. We are starting to provide video and other influential material to raise the interest level. What we need is a social media marketing and marketing person to help us grow our national and international support.

The WOW-Women of Worth program sponsored and graduated three women in basic computer class during the 2006-2007 school year. During the 2008-2009 school year, sponsored three women in Home Education (Tailoring). During the 2018-2019 school year, we successfully piolet a fabric weaving program, the program trained and graduated ten women.
The next step is to build a school, hire instructors to train the women.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Relief, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Phebe Dennis-Fortt

Relief, Inc. US & Relief (Liberia), Inc.

Term: 2003 -

Ronald Fortt

Christian Love Baptist Church

MC Hammer

No Affiliation

Jerry Cooper

No Affiliation

Frank Musah Dean

No Affiliation

Phebe Dennis-Fortt

Christian Love Baptist Church

Josephine Salee

FEEDING OUR FUTURE

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes