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Christian Relief Services

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8301 Richmond Highway Suite 900 Alexandria VA 22309 USA

Mission:

Christian Relief Services works to help relieve human suffering, misery, pain, and disability in the world by advancing and improving the welfare of all persons while respecting native heritages, customs and beliefs.

Programs:

International program - relief distributions - shipped relief items including medical supplies, medicines, personal care items, school supplies, office furniture and clothing to grassroots organizations, hospitals, clinics, schools and orphanages in cameroon, ethiopia, and sierra leone. A total of eight containers including 115,052 pounds or 57. 52 tons of relief materials which served more than 78,200 individuals.

american indian program - provided 1,300 boxes of frozen food five times a year to our affiliate, american indian youth running strong ("running strong") to distribute to 1,300 needy american indians in the pine ridge and cheyenne river sioux reservations. Additionally, 800 boxes of dry food were distributed to pine ridge serving 800 families. Running strong helps american indians, mostly on reservations, with food, water, basic relief, emergency assistance, sustainable development opportunities and support services for at-risk youth and their families including programs fostering self-reliance.

domestic programs - supported efforts promoting self-sufficiency throughout the united states with special emphasis on the appalachian region. Through americans helping americans, an affiliate, christian relief services provided school supplies, new boots and shoes, new coats, new blankets, new clothes, hygiene items, toys, and monthly and supplemental food to appalachian families. Food and relief distributions including holiday and supplemental food was distributed to families in the appalachian region of georgia, kentucky, tennessee and west virginia as well as these other states alabama, arizona, arkansas, maryland, mississippi, new york, pennsylvania, and virginia. (see schedule o for continuation)we provided 1,442 new blankets, 2,415 new adult and youth coats, 1,025 sets of hats, gloves and scarves 598 hygiene kits and 1,764 school backpacks including school supplies for elementary and junior high students as well as 58,864 frozen sandwiches, 77,080 diapers, 1,256 pairs of new shoes, 831 boxes of dry food, 1,926 boxes of laundry detergent, and 3,200 books. For the holidays, 2,276 turkeys were provided for thanksgiving and christmas. More than 35,000 individuals were served. Safe places program - christian relief services runs an important program to provide transitional housing and support services to women with children who are victims of domestic violence. The program, called safe places, operates only in fairfax county, virginia. Domestic violence shelters in fairfax county generally only allow a person to stay for up to 30 days after fleeing their abuser. That is nowhere near enough time for a traumatized domestic violence victim who found the courage to leave her home to restart her life anew. Through the program, women who flee to a fairfax county shelter are referred to safe places where they are able to secure affordable housing owned and managed by christian relief services, paying only 30 percent of their gross wages, for up to two years. The client is required to be employed, is offered support in furthering their education and assistance in life-skills, such as budgeting and parenting. In fy2015, safe places provided a total of 23,213 safe nights to 25 fairfax county families. Transitional housing provided up to 24 months with case management and supportive services for adults with mental and physical disabilities in 32 units under the homes for the homeless program in northern virginia.

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I was living in a homeless shelter with my almost 2 year old son. They helped me into a housing program and be a self sufficient mother. I am 18 months sober, with a job and a house. I am blessed and very grateful!

 
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Christian Relief Services alleviates poverty throughout the world, regardless of religious affiliation, race, or political status. The charity was founded on the ideal that each of us has a Christian duty to serve one's fellow man.

CRS identifies, qualifies, and supports local organizations, who don't have the resources to carry out their missions.

 
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Christian Relief Services provides support to those most in need, regardless of background. It represents the embodiment of the Christian edict to help those that cannot help themselves. Supporting this organization is an opportunity to put Christian thoughts and beliefs into action.

 
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Christian Relief Services sends much needed supplies to places that need it most. They are all encompassing and have programs serving the suffering internationally in places like Africa and Haiti (they helped greatly after the devastating earthquake there) as well as helping people suffering in poverty stricken areas in Appalachia and on Indian Reservations. I support them!

 
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Our charity reaches across geographical, socioeconomic and cultural divides to help the least of our brothers and sisters to meet the basic human needs that we all have in common. We have found that, although the tasks are not easy, there is more than enough opportunity to put the faith we profess into actions that truly help others in need. Our volunteer Board and our underpaid management and staff nevertheless work tirelessly to help others when they are in crisis, and to provide the building blocks to help others to help themselves over the long term. We fund-raise small, we work with grass-roots organizations in place locally, and we make a lasting difference. Please join us.

 
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Christian Relief Services has been doing good work for more years than I can remember! Delivering food and medical items at home and overseas. Wherever help is needed the most - they are helping.

 
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Christian Relief Services handles my favorite charity, Running strong for American Indian youth. Almost every dollar of your donations actually get to the intended people. This help goes mainly to the Lakota Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Two of the poorest counties in the U.S. When you become a doner you will receive regular newsletters showing you the progress being made. Go to American Indian Youth.org It is a sin to allow these beautiful First Citizens to have to live in such conditions.Christian Relief Services handles this charity perfectly. Thank you!

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This is an amazing non-profit that really cares about people. Their founder is a true humanitarian who works tirelessly to help people through many programs all over the world. I have been supporting this charity for years because of their grassroots work helping those in need.

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