Human Services

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF TEAMS

Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Lives

aka IRT

San Diego, CA

Mission

International Relief Teams (IRT) alleviates human suffering by providing health services and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect, and profound poverty worldwide.

Ruling Year

1994

Executive Director

Mr. A. Barry La Forgia

Main Address

4560 Alvarado Canyon Rd Ste 1H

San Diego, CA 92120 USA

Keywords

Disaster relief, reconstruction, medical education, medical training, health promotion, surgery, feeding homeless children, vision programs, Africa, Mexico, Uganda, Honduras, Vietnam

EIN

33-0412751

 Number

3553818198

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Public Health Program (E70)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Our programs

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Disaster Relief

Project Healthy Baby/Vietnam

Better Vision-Brighter Future

BUILDING HOMES IN TIJUANA

Feeding Homeless and Needy Children

Kid's Kingdom Orphanage

Mi Escuelita

LIFE-TRANSFORMING SURGERIES, HONDURAS

Medicine Shipments

FIGHTING MALNUTRITION IN GUATEMALA

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International Relief Teams provides short-term relief efforts and long-term, life-changing programs in four core areas: medical education and training, surgical and clinical outreach, building healthy communities and disaster relief.

It is also a goal to provide these services in the most efficient and effective means possible, utilizing a small paid professional staff and a larger, highly trained pool of volunteers.

A. Program Development: IRT will maintain its focus on its core activities, seeking opportunities to serve in new or expanded programs that build upon its experience and capabilities.

B. Partnerships: IRT recognizes the importance of partner relationships, and their role in program success, donor expectations, and organizational wellbeing.

C. Cash Fundraising: By the conclusion of IRT Fiscal Year 2012 (June 30, 2012) IRT will increase cash donations (both restricted and unrestricted) by 20 % over current (FY 2008 -2009) levels.

D. Board of Directors Organization and Procedures: the Board of Directors will complete and approve updated and new Board organizational structures, documentation and procedures.

E. Adherence to Values: IRT will maintain its commitment to its core values and Mission.

A. Program Development Strategy: In addition to responding to emergency needs as they arise, IRT will endeavor to obtain at least one US Government-funded healthy activity, expands it medical training programs to one new country and field at least two surgical and/or construction teams each year.
B. Partnership Strategy: IRT will partner with three or more new and appropriate local and international partners. These partnerships may be established for programmatic or administrative reasons.
C. Fundraising Strategy: IRT maintains an active fundraising program, including direct mail and email appeals; individual donor cultivation of major and recurring gifts; grant writing, participation in employee matching programs, participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, and a yearly gala.
D. Board of Directors Organization and Procedures Strategy: Descriptions of board responsibilities, recruitment, qualification and orientation procedures have been updated. New board members have been recruited who will take a more active role in fund raising and marketing of IRT.
E. Adherence to Values Strategy: One Board of Directors meeting per year will be devoted to reviewing and assessing its compliance with its core beliefs and its commitment to those it serves.

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INTERNATIONAL RELIEF TEAMS

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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