Imagine witnessing children desperately search through trash cans, to find their next meal. Imagine seeing a family with a newborn sleep on the doorstep of a church because they have nowhere else to go. Imagine watching an eight year old. girl walk for miles so that she can bring home clean water for her family. All of these things were witnessed by Guy Chevalier, Founder of United Relief Force Foundation, while revisiting Haiti in 2006. Guy, who was born and lived in Haiti until his move to the United States as a child,had totally forgotten how it was like to not have food to eat, a bed to sleep and clean water to drink. Guy’s trip to Haiti was an eye opening experience that revealed to him the reality of Haiti, and many countries like it. With this said, when Guy arrived back to the United States he was determined to do something about the devastation that continued to plague his native country. Inresponse, Guy along with a group of students created the United Relief Force Foundation to help those in need, not only in Haiti but anywhere where help is needed.
We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
Federal Tax ID# 26-4480867
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hitby one of the worst natural disasters to occur in over 200 years. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the capital, Port-au-Prince, a city which over 3 million people resided. This catastrophic earthquake has left over 200,000 dead, 300,000 injured, 2 million homeless, and over 400,000 orphans in its aftermath. United Relief Force Foundation has assisted countless earthquake victims during their time of need. We have worked tirelessly alongside doctors, providing translation and moving patients, assisted the United Nations with food, water and tent distribution, as well as visited various orphanages throughout Port-au- Prince and Gonaives, providing food and clothing to the countless number of orphans While efforts in Haiti have been tremendous, there is still a great deal of work to be done. Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere had been struggling for years with hunger, poverty, disease and poor education prior to the earthquake, Now after the tragic events of January 12, 2010, hunger, poverty, disease aid poor education has escalated. Although many people have survived the earthquake, several are now slowly dying because these needs are simply not being: fulfilled. The Haitian people need our help now more than ever!