Relieving and Embracing Lives Interrupted by Earth’s Forces


The RELIEF FOUNDATION stands for exactly what we do: R.E.L.I.E.F.  We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to the people and areas that have experienced great hardship due to forces beyond their control.


In 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana and destroyed countless homeless and left thousands injured.  Armando Gutierrez, Jr. and Peter Groverman took it upon themselves to put together a trip to offer supplies and aid as the communities started to rebuild.  A month following the hurricane, 45 university of Miami students teamed up with the Salvation Army to offer its services to the victims of this devastating natural disaster.  From this life changing experience the RELIEF Foundation was formed.

We are not the first responders to these devestated areas, but are the workforce and teams that arrive when it is time to rebuild. We have successfully sent teams to many of the top devestated areas in the world.  The Relief Foundation was the first non-profit with over 100 people to head to Port-au-Prince, Haiti following the devestating earthquake.  We sent volunteers to Japan following the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.  We also were there when twisters ripped through Georgia.

501(C)3 STATUS:

We are fully recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation or association