Fuel Relief Fund

Fuel Relief Fund's mission is to provide temporary fuel assistance to victims in areas stricken by natural disaster.

Fuel Relief Fund
5230 Wilson Street
PO Box 1092, Riverside, CA 92502
Riverside, CA 92509
United States
 BRIDGE Number: 8299107819

Executive Director

Melisa Lindros

Management Team

Melisa Lindros

Board of Directors

Fred Whitaker, Ted Honcharik, Joe Keith, Jimm Cross, John Miller, Matt Cullen, Reed Rinehart, Marta Garcia, Steven Greinke

Project Leaders

Kris Salas
Julia McCann
Greg Minor
Melisa Lindros


Fuel Relief Fund's mission is to provide temporary fuel assistance to victims in areas stricken by natural disaster.


About Fuel Relief Fund FRF responds to disasters around the world, utilizing our expertise and fuel distribution resources to provide temporary fuel availability to stricken areas. Our relationship with national and international petroleum companies has provided us with the ability to access all types of fuel and secure its transport. Therefore, we are postured to deploy to major natural disasters effectively, efficiently and expeditiously. FRF is the only Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the world that provides this type of service. Established in 2005, Fuel Relief Fund ,a non-profit 501(c)(3) developed a methodology accepted worldwide for providing fuel in the form of gasoline, diesel, heating oil, and coal after major natural disasters. FRF volunteers have responded to and been deployed to major disasters all over the world, such as the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, 2012 Superstorm Sandy and 2005 Hurricane Katrina in the United States, the earthquakes in Haiti (2010) and Turkey (2011), and the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Fuel saves lives. Immediately following any major natural disaster, fuel is listed as one of the primary resources needed to ensure aid relief. Fuel is needed in order to obtain and/or transport medicine, food, clean water, and shelter. FRF volunteers immediately locate the area in need, and participate in meetings with humanitarian aid and governmental agencies to coordinate services. In this cooperative manner FRF prioritizes what type of fuel is most needed, for what purpose and to whom to deliver to first. The FRF team locates fuel and transportation for this fuel from the closest sources possible. We are assisted logistically by FRF disaster deployment operations in the United States and abroad. Upon securing fuel resources and delivery methods, FRF volunteers begin distributing fuel immediately.

Statistics on Fuel Relief Fund

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2015: $215,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $267,000
  • Other funding sources: Individuals - 10% Annual Golf Event - 35% Disaster donations - 55%
  • Religious Affiliation: none
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