The mission of United Peace Relief is to respond to disasters with conventional and alternative humanitarian relief. Disaster relief can be hurricane, storm surge, drought, fire, pestilence, explosion, building collapse, transportation accident or any other situation that causes human suffering or creates human needs that the victims cannot alleviate without assistance.
Our goal is to provide volunteers which are able to give immediate and ongoing support to victims of disaster, to collaborate with other relief organizations, and to affect fundamental change through grassroots community development. We are united in our commitment to promote peace and nonviolence in ourselves and in the world.
At this time our primary goals are:
- Provide humanitarian relief and promote community development projects throughout the United States.
- Organize, on a national level, relief volunteers to respond to disasters with immediate assistance and ongoing support.
- Provide access to healthcare for those affected by disasters.
- Develop a collaboration with other like-minded relief organizations.
- Continue to assist with reconstruction and relief efforts in the Gulf Coast area affected by the hurricanes.
- Maintain and staff mobile units for outreach, humanitarian and disaster relief.
- Raise funds to meet goals.
- Dennis Kyne (President) San Jose, CA
- Carol Stachurski (Treasurer) Tallahassee, FL
- Michael Stachurski (Secretary) Tallahassee, FL
- Steve Scalmanini (Board Member) Ukiah, CA
- Bill Hudson (Board Member)
- Al Coffey (Board Member) Roanoke, VA
- Amy Sahlin (Board Member) Bethel, OH
United Peace Relief By Definition:
United u·nit·ed (yū-nī’tid) adj. Combined into a single entity. Concerned with, produced by, or resulting from mutual action. Being in harmony; agreed. unitedly u·nit’ed·ly adv. unitedness u·nit’ed·ness n.
Peace (pēs) n. A state of harmony, the absence of hostility. This term is applied to describe a cessation of violent international conflict; in this international context, peace is the opposite of war. Peace can also describe a relationship between any parties characterized by respect, justice, and goodwill. More generally, peace can pertain to an individual relative to her or his environment, as peaceful can describe calm, serenity, and silence. This latter understanding of peace can also pertain to an individual’s sense of himself or herself, as to be “at peace” with one’s self would indicate the same serenity, calm, and equilibrium within oneself.
Relief re·lief (ri-lēf’) n. The easing of a burden or distress, such as pain, anxiety, or oppression. Something that alleviates pain or distress. Public assistance. Aid in time of danger, especially rescue from siege. Release from a post or duty, as that of sentinel. One who releases another by taking over a post or duty.