Altruist Relief is a Revolutionary new kind of grassroots disaster relief organization redesigning the way that humanitarian aid is provided

 

Radical Efficiency
Our all-volunteer crew lives on site, can cook 100 gallon meals on wood-burning rocket stoves, can purify local water, and builds almost every piece of our unique lightweight and collapsible gear out of recycled materials. These are just a few examples of how our extremely low overhead and innovative design means we can provide meals and services for a tiny fraction of the per-person cost of any other large organization.

Radical Transparency
By frequently posting clear and concise videos of everything we do, that include photos of every donation and receipt, you can follow exactly how each day and each dollar is used.

Heres a video introduction to our unique approach:

 

Altruist Relief is designed to be the “missing core” of humanitarian aid. Because the basic necessities of existence like food, water, medicine, sanitation and shelter must be provided before any project can begin, and often as the primary objective, we’ve focused on providing these fundamentals with radical efficiency and radical transparency so that we can branch off in any direction and address any problem. Once a group of people have these basic necessities of existence, we can help provide the relevant education of what’s going on and what to do about it, and then the tools of empowerment they need to improve their lives and create positive change in the world

Altruist Relief volunteers served 10,000 free hot meals to the lowest income communities affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

Altruist Relief volunteers served 10,000 free hot meals to the lowest income communities affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

Altruist Relief volunteers are from all over the world. There’s lots of ways to help on location or right from your home.

Altruist Relief volunteers are from all over the world. There’s lots of ways to help on location or right from your home.

 

The best way to donate money to Altruist Relief is through our PayPal account that you’re directed to when you press the DONATE button. If you also have a PayPal account and select the “send money to friends and family” option, then PayPal won’t take the 3% fee from us for the transaction. If you would like to make a larger donation and receive a letter to count it as a tax deduction, you can donate to Altruist Relief through the Pinyon Foundation with the information found in Our Fiscal Sponsor page.