Life for Relief and Development was founded in 1992 by concerned Arab and Muslim American professionals in response to the humanitarian crises that developed in Iraq as a result of the 1991 Gulf War. Life’s headquarters is located in Southfield, Michigan and employs over 60 staff members worldwide. Life is 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has become the largest U.S.-founded Muslim American humanitarian relief and development organization. Life is devoted to providing humanitarian aid to people regardless of race, color, religion and cultural background with an annual budget of about $60 million. Life is in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is also a member of InterAction, the largest alliance of US based international development and humanitarian non-governmental organizations; Life is CFC certified and has a 4-star Charity Navigator rating. From the headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan Life staff work diligently to raise funds to support Life’s global programs, manage Life’s world-wide field offices, collect in-kind donations to support programs in the USA and throughout the world and maintain good relationships with other US based NGO’s and partners.