LIFE FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
PROVIDING RELIEF FOR 25 YEARS

Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Life for Relief and Development is among the largest and oldest U.S.-founded Arab American humanitarian relief and development organization in the United States. Life is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to people regardless of race, gender, religion and cultural background with an annual budget of over $50 million. As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Life is in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is also a member of InterAction, the largest alliance of US based NGO’s and partners with humanitarian agencies such as Unicef, AmeriCares, and ARAHA. 

Over the past 25 years, Life has been able to distributed over $452 million in humanitarian aid and relief to over 45 countries. Life works diligently to help the poor and needy in a number of countries such as Afghanistan, Ghana, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories (through our office in Israel), Sierra Leone, Syria, and the US as well as others. When natural disasters strike, Life rushes to answer the call of help, and provides basic humanitarian assistance. 

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"And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind."[The Quran 5:32]

Life for Relief and Development’s mission is deeply rooted in the belief that saving lives should be a priority of all mankind. For this reason, Life is dedicated to alleviating human suffering regardless of race, color, religion, or cultural background. In response to poverty, famine, social and economic turmoil, natural disasters, war, and other catastrophes, Life works to provide assistance to people across the globe by offering humanitarian services such as food, water, and temporary shelter as well as healthcare and education.

LIFE’S TIME CAPSULE

See your history milestones starting from December 1992 when Life was Founded in California as a response to the Iraq war

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LIFE FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT IN NUMBERS
25
YEARS OF SERVING HUMANITY
452
MILLION DISTRIBUTED
8
REGIONAL OFFICES
270
WATER WELLS BUILT SINCE 2011
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Life’s board of directors is a group of individuals that are elected as, or elected to act as, representatives of the stockholders to establish organiaztional policies and to make decisions on major Life’s issues.

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