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International Relief Teams

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Alleviates human suffering by providing health services and other assistance to victims of disaster, poverty and neglect, in the United States and around the world.
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When I left college nine years ago, like many, I was suddenly confronted with the big question – what’s next? With no set plan or vision for what I wanted to do, I decided to start my job search with one of my favorite hobbies – I began working in the museums that I loved to visit. It wasn’t long after that I found myself kicking off a career in fundraising. Fast forward to the present day, and I am so grateful that this is where life led me. Working in fundraising has allowed me to follow causes that I…

Charity Photos

  • Title: The IRT Construction Volunteer Team and Patty
  • Charity: International Relief Teams
  • Country: United States of America
  • Photo Credit: International Relief Teams

IRT volunteers rebuild homes in Northern California after the devastating fires in 2018 volunteers and homeowner pose in in front of his rebuilt house.

  • Title: Disaster Relief After Hurricane Dorian
  • Charity: International Relief Teams
  • Country: Bahamas
  • Photo Credit: International Relief Teams

Hurricane Dorian swept across the Bahamas in the summer of 2019, leaving families with major damage to their homes and property. IRT provided construction supplies and labor to repair more than 100 damaged homes for individuals like Sheena and her son.

  • Title: Nutrition Program in Guatemala for Families
  • Charity: International Relief Teams
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Photo Credit: International Relief Teams

In Guatemala, 1 in every 2 children suffers chronic malnutrition. This family is one of many who receives monthly distributions of food supplements provided by IRT. IRT has been providing nutritional and health assistance to Guatemalan families for 26 years.

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Estrella at Kids Kingdom
Kids Kingdom Orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico – Estrella, age 11, and her twin brothers, age five, were brought to Kids Kingdom by police in March 2021. They were rescued from a family environment where violence and drug abuse were common occurrences. Estrella and her brothers were neglected, given little food, and did not attend school. Even at her young age, Estrella felt responsible for her brothers and took care of them as best she could. Her only focus was their daily survival. When Estrella first arrived at Kids Kingdom, she was very shy and withdrawn. She and her brothers were given three hot meals a day, a safe environment, and the opportunity to make new friends. Estrella finally had a chance to be a kid, and not worry about her next meal or her brothers’ well-being. Estrella is becoming very social and outgoing in this new, safe environment. She is…