Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief

Christ is Relief, Inc.

Here to Serve

Athens, GA   |  www.christisrelief.org

Mission

Christ IS Relief Inc effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters as well as humanitarian needs. We communicate directly with local leaders and community members and then deploy our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, helping to build safer, more resilient schools, homes and infrastructure. We also assign humanitarian aids to areas to assist those in need as an ambassador for our organization. Through volunteer and community engagement, we focus on helping families recover faster after natural disasters using our “smart response” strategy. In doing so, we strengthen both our volunteers and communities in which we serve.

Ruling year info

2019

CEO/President

Shumonte Cooper

Main address

1860 Barnett Shoals Road, Suite 103-508

Athens, GA 30605 USA

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EIN

83-2780752

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Christ is Relief, Inc believes that the skills and experience attained by our military veterans and volunteers can and should be repurposed for good. Christ is Relief, Inc does this by recruiting, organizing, training and deploying military veterans and volunteers across the United States to assist with recovery efforts.

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?

Operation Refresh

Christ is Relief, Inc is dedicated to volunteer safety and the safety of the community in which we work. Volunteers are required to complete a series of training's that prepare them to deploy on an operation. Additionally, we offer specialized training's for advanced training that keep volunteers engaged between operations.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$2,500

We see a vision where there are no men/women sleeping on benches or dying underneath bridges due to lack of shelter or mental illnesses.. where men/women live with purpose & walk in the light of life regardless of their past decisions .. a vision where all men/women are treated equally from the least to the greatest..

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$5,000

Our mission is to prepare and deliver hot meals, toiletries, hats, coats, gloves, and items needed to assist the community while raising the awareness of their plight. It is the desire of CR to not only serve the less fortunate with a hot meal and a hearty smile, but to bring attention to this ongoing and growing problem and provide volunteers with the opportunity to become directly involved in the cause.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Support Squad allows us to forecast and plan responses, training's, and exercises further into the future. A steady stream of support allows us to be more aggressive when responding to disasters, and to deploy more volunteers and resources when needed.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Presidential Volunteer Service Award 2019

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 meals served or provided

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Men, women and children who received food Supplies and Hygienic items.

Number of people in disasters assisted by organization

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,Veterans,People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Men, women and children who have received assistance with, Disaster Relief and/or resources for their home or place of residence.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Christ is Relief continues to grow rapidly. Christ is Relief hopes to create units of volunteers across the U.S. that are ready to deploy to disasters of all sizes at any time. Christ is Relief also hopes to begin rebuilding and reconstruction in communities affected by large disasters.

Christ is Relief is NIMS Compliant. Christ is relief adoption of the FEMA NIMS standard has provided our organization and volunteers a level of professionalism and the ability to communicate and interact with federal, state, and county agencies in a manner that many other nonprofits are not. Christ is Relief Trains to a Standard. We have built a robust training pipeline designed to engage members throughout the year and increase the level of competency at all levels in the organization.

Christ is Relief, Inc is dedicated to volunteer safety and the safety of the community in which we work. Volunteers are required to complete a series of training's that prepare them to deploy on an operation. Additionally, we offer specialized training's for advanced training that keep volunteers engaged between operations.

Christ is Relief measures success in two ways- the impact on communities affected by disasters and the well-being of CR's veteran/ volunteers. In 2017, Christ is Relief volunteers deployed to disaster relief operations, donated over 180 days and 1,120 hours to complete assessments and work orders. Through an increased use of technology, more training, and a decentralized restructuring of geographic areas, Christ is Relief volunteers have been able to donate more hours, respond to more operations, and complete more work orders than in the past.

Accomplishes so far and what’s next -for Christ is Relief our work is never done. As long as there are veterans and volunteers with a desire to serve and communities in need we will stay focused on our mission. Christ is Relief continues to grow rapidly. Christ is Relief hopes to create units of volunteers across the U.S. that are ready to deploy to disasters of all sizes at any time. Christ is Relief also hopes to begin rebuilding and reconstruction in communities affected by large disasters.

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.
  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: sms text surveys, electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), community meetings/town halls.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive 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.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our community partners.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.

  • What significant change resulted from feedback

    Identified the different level of needs based off the Location (State) that being Served

Financials

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Operations

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

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Christ is Relief, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christopher Height

Shumonte Cooper

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Lucretia Cooper

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Shikina Deveaux

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Christopher Height

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Simone Bryant

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/16/2020

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/16/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.

Keywords

Disaster Relief, Humanitarian