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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: "To come alongside first responders who experience extraordinary human events daily and to offer them emotional and spiritual support services."

Results: Our slogan is a quick definition of what we do: "In the most critical time of need, they help you. Then, we help them."

Target demographics: our first responders get through a shift of seeing the worst case scenarios

Direct beneficiaries per year: the first responders in 49 counties in Texas and 15 counties in Minnesota

Geographic areas served: person and sometimes on scene

Programs: critical incident defusing and off-duty support, such as marital and substance abuse issues.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Emergency Ministries is involved with the first responders that are the everyday heroes in our community that see the worst that life can throw at them. Emergency Ministries is involved everyday is the spiritual and physical needs of these people. An extremely dedicated group of people.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This ministry is dedicated to the health and well-being of first-responders....-the EMT's, Fire Fighters and Policemen that we all depend on in times of emergency. The chaplains have all been on the other side, having worn the badge of one or more of these organizations. These dedicated men desire all the support that we owe them.

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2

Donor

Rating: 5

Emergency Chaplain Group (aka Emergency Ministries) is a team of incredibly dedicated first responder/ordained Ministers who not only talk the talk - they have all walked the walk.

When I first met Skip, I was blown away with what the group does, and the entire issue with which they struggle. I immediately recognized that the organization was truly helping solve a very under-appreciated and widely unknown problem in our society.

People are mostly aware of the issues with PTSD facing veterans, but very few realize that first responders deal with a wide range of very difficult emotions after seeing brutal crime scenes, accidents, homes and families destroyed, and the like. Without anyone to support them and help them, we'd have no one to depend on when we need their help. Emergency Ministries makes sure they have the support and help they need to keep showing up for the job and helps them cope with the horrors it can sometime bring, making them ready to respond when our call for help comes in.

It was easy for me to decide to have my company partner with Emergency Ministries to help them raise funds to expand their operations and serve even more communities.

I strongly urge other companies to do something similar to what COPilot has done - simply donate a portion of your sales to them monthly. It costs relatively nothing compared to the good that the organization does with the funds.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Emergency Ministries is an incredible organization. The chaplains have all worn the badge so they understand what it is like to be a first responder and to experience the things we see. They also understand the stresses and life balance issues that come with the job. There seems to be (finally) a growing awareness in the country of the impact of PTSD on first responders; hopefully, this will allow Emergency Ministries to touch and impact even more lives.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization . They are there for the first responders in there most critical time of needed. These chaplains come along side of the first responders on siene if needed. Another great thing is all there chaplain have been or are first responders themselves.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is highly involved in the life and death situations of all first responders. I have seen firsthand the effect that they have had through their ability to reduce stress and PTSD as a result of the circumstances in which first responders find them self involved. Emergency Ministries is called to the scene when the first responders are experiencing these critical incidents and are following up with visits, phone calls, providing counseling to the first responders and their families, and even performing the funerals for those who were killed in the line of duty. This organization deeply blesses and improves the lives it touches!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm a psychotherapist that volunteers with Emergency Ministries when they do critical incident stress management debreifings for first responders. I can't emphasize enough how important this service is to first responders that have participated in horrific events during the course of their job.

2 Misty17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The man God placed in charge of this phenomenal organization truly is the epitome of the phrase, "This little light of mine, I'm going let it shine". Not only does he exhaust his own life to save others.... He TRULY "saves" lives for our Daddy God. I couldn't be more sincere and proud to call him my father!!!!

2 Lynn99

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this group and not only what they stand for but the sacrifices they make to take care of the ones who need it the most. Great group to donate to, volunteer for and pray for. Thanks everyone for ALL you do. You are appreciated

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping those who help others is Skip's calling. He's one in a million! Skip is so committed to First Responders through Emergency Ministries. Skip's dedication to the men and women this ministry serves is amazing.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization. When I found the website, I realized that there is hope for 1st responders that have been through tragic experiences.