Sierra Leone Relief is a pro active outreach and relief organization, partnering with other non-profits (NPO) and non-government/non-political organizations (NGO) with like objectives. SLR promotes self sufficiency with educational programs in civil society, in an environment where personal friendships are established across barriers an ocean and culture differences that separate people. A nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
History: The Sierra Leone Relief Project began at St. Paul Church in Nassau Bay, Texas as a 2001 Lenten Project. The Lenten Project was to assist 250 child refugees at St. Peter the Rock Catholic Church & School at Calaba Town, Sierra Leone. The beneficiaries were survivors of an extended terrorist invasion, known as the Diamond War, a war over conflict diamonds.
After Lent the Sierra Leone Relief (SLR)Project ended and the church had no further plans to raise funds to continue assistance to the project. Therefore SLR evolved into into an independent Non-Profit Organization founded in December 2001. Original volunteers established a board of directors and continued organizing relief missions to four ravaged Sierra Leonean communities.
The USA had withdrawn all Peace Corps workers during the eleven years of turbulence; and, SLR missionaries were first to arrive (with 20' and 40' steel containers of food, safe drinking water, clothing, bedding and medical supplies) and distribute aid in devastated communities, helping an estimated 1,800 orphans and displaced children, and over 3,000 adults - many repatriated refugees and marginalized adults.
Contact a volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org