United Hands Relief

Working together to assist those in need around the world

aka Bait Alkhair   |   Arlington, TX   |  www.uhrelief.org

Mission

Working diligently to funnel our efforts towards alleviating and responding to the sufferings of others around the globe.

Ruling year info

2016

President and CEO

Suleiman Alghanem

Main address

United Hands Relief (Bait Alkhair) P.O.Box 2024

Arlington, TX 76004 USA

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EIN

81-2039508

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Tackling poverty and hunger. United Hands Relief believes that in world rich in resources and opportunities, poverty and hunger aren’t inevitable. In poverty, people lack power, income, access to basic services, opportunities, security and almost little to no opportunity for development. Poverty can be worsened by conflicts, natural disasters and pollution. We believe that every human being has the right to live free of poverty in a secure and more equitable world. We believe with unity and, this is possible. We believe that people have the right to life and security, to sustainable livelihood, and to have access to basics vital for survival. Today, we are faced with unprecedented changes and challenges, including increasing humanitarian crises, drought and famine, food shortages and natural disasters. To meet these challenges, we need global cooperation and cohesion.

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?

Emergency Disaster Relief

Food packages, medicine, hygiene packages and temporary shelter for people in crisis and disaster situations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Orphans
Widows and widowers
Multiracial people

Ramadan Food Basket, School backpack and supplies, Winter clothes, shelters and heaters, Zakat Distribution

Population(s) Served
Adults
Widows and widowers
Orphans
Multiracial people
Children

Orphans sponsorship, Health and education

Population(s) Served

Food baskets, shelters, clothes, drinking water

Population(s) Served
Adults
Orphans
Widows and widowers
Multiracial people
Children and youth

Water Wells, Education, health, self-sustainable small business.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Multiracial people, People of East Asian descent, People of Middle Eastern descent, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Disaster Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars per person served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Poverty and Hunger Relief program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Seasonal Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Emergency Disaster Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Poverty and Hunger Relief program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs documented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Extremely poor people, Low-income people, Victims of conflict and war

Related Program

Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

When disaster strikes, United Hands Relief’s priority is to first start saving lives, then to help vulnerable communities hit hard by disaster (natural or man-made) come back stronger.
We make sure people have access to safe clean water for drinking and sanitation. Our teams provide shelter, food and other life-saving necessities vital for survival to families affected.
We support families, especially children through education, vocational training, and sustainable development. We help rebuild communities by helping families become self-sufficient through our development programs.
Our purpose is to help create lasting solutions to poverty and hunger through sustainable development. We empower people to create a future that is secure, and free from poverty and hunger. We work diligently to funnel our efforts towards responding and alleviating the suffering of others around the globe. Our goal is to instill hope and restore the dignity of many in need.

United Hands Relief (UHR) believes that all people are entitled jobs and income security, and have the right to essential services such as health care and education. UHR believes that all humans have the right to security from crises and disasters. To achieve its main purpose and goal, UHR follows certain strategies in its development, humanitarian and campaign work.
Accountability and Transparency: Ensuring accountability and transparency in our work and mission, and to our stakeholders, including UHR’s beneficiaries, partners, staff and donors.
Innovation: In order to create positive change, UHR looks for new and creative solutions to respond to the unmet needs of vulnerable families, to improve their lives.
Partnerships: through strong partnerships and collective action, humanitarian relief organizations like UHR can make a sustained and significant impact on the fight against poverty and hunger.
Strategic Funding Partnerships: With the help of our strategic partners, UHR can be more efficient, effective, innovative, develop strategically and better apply its lessons learned.
Programs Quality: in an effort to overcome poverty and hunger, UHR is committed to effectively capture and communicate risks, challenges and progress.
Research: thorough research enables UHR to plan strategically, define its milestones, campaign with credibility, monitor and learn from its programs and implementations.
Guidelines: UHR shares learning and best practices with other humanitarian relief and development NGO’s. This is crucial and helps UHR contribute to long-term sustainable development and allows effectiveness in responding to emergencies.

In 2016/17, UHR set the following objectives to support our programs and staff, to be more efficient and accountable in using of the funds entrusted to us:
- Planning, reporting and setting policies is vitally important
- Building new capabilities and ways of working, ensuring that UHR is more active and responsive, more transparent and accountable, and better able to act on learning from past implementations.
- Ensure that UHR employees are valued and supported through changes
- Successful delivery and implementations completion in adherence to time and budget
- Implementing risk management and regulatory compliance frameworks
- Review UHR’s core business processes to improve quality, clarity, and responsiveness.

Since its inception in 2016, UHR supporters helped a countless number of vulnerable people fight poverty. With our generous donors’ support, we provided life-saving supplies to families hit by the world’s worst conflicts and natural disasters. We provided safe clean water, food, shelter, hygiene, healthcare and education.
UHR’s achievements were made possible by the collective acts of kindness of volunteers, staff and supporters.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    People of low income, people affected by natural disaster, displaced people due to war and other related causes.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Hands Relief

Board of directors
as of 6/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Safaa Zarzour

United Hands Relief

Term: 2016 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mr. Hatem Fariz

United Hands Relief

Term: 2016 - 2021

Dr. Nasr Khatib

Suleiman Alghanem

United Hands Relief

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/4/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/04/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.