Life for Relief and Development is a non-profit humanitarian charity founded in 1992 by concerned Arab American professionals in response to the humanitarian crises that developed in Iraq as a result of the 1991 Gulf War.
Life for Relief and Development is a global humanitarian relief and development organization, Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, USA. 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 Brothers Brothers.
Over the past 25 years, Life has been able to distribute 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, Philippine, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine (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.Learn More
"If any saves a life it is as if he saves the lives of all mankind.” [THE QURAN 5:32]
"Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world."[Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9]
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 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.Meet the board