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What Shelter For Life International is all about
Shelter is more than a roof and four walls

Shelter For Life International, Inc. (SFL) is a humanitarian organization with headquarters in Minnesota, USA. SFL is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the State of Wisconsin, USA, and is registered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Private Voluntary Organization. With over twenty five years of experience, SFL specializes in providing sustainable aid solutions for internally displaced persons, refugees, ecological migrants, and disaster victims.

  • Our Mission

    Demonstrate God’s love by enabling people affected by conflict and disaster to restore their lives and rebuild their communities.

  • Our Vision

    To be one of the leading international Christian humanitarian aid organizations, providing disaster relief with long-term development and sustainability.

  • Our Approach

    Address disaster relief and long-term development needs of the communities we serve, by tailoring and implementing a range of contextually sensitive programs.

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The Board of Directors
Mustafa Omar
Executive Director
Brint Patrick
Chairman of the Board
Brint Patrick is the Executive Director of Restoration Gateway. Mr. Patrick has demonstrated ongoing involvement with work in developing countries— from medical clinics in Guatemala and China, to business development in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, to outreach in Latin America and Europe.
Thomas Lane
Thomas M. Lane is owner of Advanced Metal Roofing. A retired carpenter and ironworker with over 45 years of experience in the construction industry, Mr. Lane has a wealth of expertise in drafting, design, sheet metal work, plumbing, electrical, roofing, steel fabrication and erection, wood construction and excavation. He also has experience in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture.
Gordon Wright
Vice Chairman
Mr. Wright has served as one of the original founding directors for Shelter For Life International. He was President for over 40 years at JIMI International and is an Elder at Tulsa Christian Fellowship.
Victor Weir III
Victor A. Weir, III, or Trey, is a Managing Partner for Bull Session, Inc., and Trey Weir Media, LLC. Mr. Weir has over 15 years of experience with financial analysis, contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business development, and capital funding and management.
Kyle Newkirk
Kyle A. Newkirk is Director of Commodity Risk Management for S&D Coffee. He has public and private sector experience in Asia, South America and Europe, with deep knowledge of government contracting and assistance regulations, USAID programming and foreign assistance, sustainable agriculture development, and global supply chains.

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