Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief


The only nationwide organization of its kind

Gwynn Oak, MD


To provide direct monetary relief to families whose homes have been destroyed by natural disaster. Families use the help we provide to offset the cost of items that insurance and other organizations do not cover.

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Founder / President

Mr. Clinton Pipkin

Main Address

Po Box 26471

Gwynn Oak, MD 21207 USA


Disaster relief





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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What we aim to solve

Our organization is devoted to providing what no other charities are willing to provide: Direct financial relief. Money is the most important commodity in the world when a family has lost everything. Families are able to use the funds we provide to pay for anything that their insurance company, or other organizations (like FEMA) aren't able (or willing) to pay for. This means that families we help can use our help to meet their own family's unmet needs.

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Charting Impact

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The National Disaster Relief Foundation's primary goal is to give to families who believe they have been forgotten by other relief providers.

Our strategy for making that happen is to work closely with non-profit organizations in impacted communities to help identify those who have lost their homes and are also uninsured or under-insured. Those families are the ones who need our help the most and are typically the ones who feel forgotten, or left behind, by other relief providers.

The Foundation is operated by a career professional and consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. We are uniquely capable of identifying small disasters where our help can be have the largest impact, It doesn't require exhaustive capabilities to arrive in someone's life and give them a check; which is ultimately how we operate.

We allow anyone receiving our help to use the relief we provide for whatever their family needs. We also ask everyone we help: "How do you intend to use the money"? We then track the spending and use the results to demonstrate to other charities (and FEMA) what the actual unmet needs of disaster survivors really are. We know we are making progress when we see homes being rebuilt, or communities beginning to come together again.

We have accomplished only as much as the money we raise will allow. To date, we have helped dozens of families in Kentucky, North Carolina, Northern California, and Florida. Our next big step is to transform our philosophy and begin to apply for large grants so that we can demonstrate our impact on a much larger scale. We anticipate that 2020 and 2021 will be big years for the Foundation.

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