International Relief Teams is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering by providing health and other supportive services to victims of disaster, poverty, and neglect, both internationally and domestically.
During disasters, International Relief Teams chooses appropriate responses to leverage donor resources for maximum impact, including providing food, water, health kits, and medicines.
During the recovery phase we provide construction materials and rebuild homes by hiring local labor and deploying skilled construction teams.
International Relief Teams also builds healthy communities in developing countries, by providing medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics, providing health, nutrition and educational support for vulnerable populations.
Since 1988, we have deployed more than 7,500 volunteers and provided $674 million in food, medicines, relief supplies, and volunteers services to families in need in 76 countries worldwide.
International Relief Teams
has worked in 76 countries
around the globe.
in food, medicine, relief supplies, and volunteer services to families worldwide since 1988.
for 19 consecutive years.
“When I went out that morning, I never came back.” These are the words Bob Silva spoke to me as I interviewed him inside his newly constructed home. It was five years ago, on this very piece of land, Bob answered his neighbor’s call to help extinguish fires that slowly spread around his neighborhood. Little did he know, when he left his house that morning, it would be the last time he ever crossed the threshold of his front door.