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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, International, International Relief

Mission: International Crisis Aids mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborating with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist. Additionally, we attempt to bring public awareness to these situations and to solicit citizen involvement whenever and wherever possible. All assistance and resources are traditionally secured in the country of need when possible, so as to develop relations with the local business people and foster a true spirit of cooperation. To accomplish this vision we will continue to target our efforts in no-go zones; where other organizations cannot or will not go. Frequently this means taking on escalated risks. We feel that these risks are a small price to pay in a game where the stakes are so high: literally, life and death. To that end, we will continue to act as the primary delivery vehicle for outreach campaigns - a distribution system, partnered with other relief organizations to help those who live under some of the worst and most extreme conditions on earth.

Results: Crisis Aid has served more than 1.3 million people worldwide. Today we serve more than 15,000 people every month in Ethiopia and Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Without the support of our partners, thousands of children would be dead from starvation and the effects of malnutrition and hundreds of girls would likely still be stuck in red light districts and with pimps.

Target demographics: severely malnourished children and families; orphans and vulnerable children; those without access to medical care; victims of sex trafficking; local families in need; and more

Direct beneficiaries per year: 223,731 people

Geographic areas served: Ethiopia, East Africa and Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Programs: nutritional feeding programs; medical clinics; children’s home for orphans and vulnerable children; child sponsorship programs; homes and vocational training programs for female victims of sex trafficking; water wells; children’s programs; disaster relief projects; and more. Crisis Aid has served more than 1.3 million people in 11 countries. Today Crisis Aid serves an average of 15,000 people every month in Ethiopia and the United States.

Community Stories

96 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The first time I stepped inside the front door of Crisis Aid's office as a volunteer, I could immediately feel and see the heart and soul of this amazing organization. The pictures on the wall literally brought me to tears and tugged at my heart. Pat and Sue Bradley, along with their dedicated staff, are truly walking out the work of Our Savior Jesus Christ. There are many aspects of how Crisis Aid is "helping the helpless" in our city and around the world. They are providing love and hope to those in need of what most of us take for granted. I feel blessed to have come in contact with this organization!

Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned about sex trafficking through Crisis Aid International in 2009. They spoke to our youth group and actually built a replica of a street in Africa so we could get a real "feel" for life in the red light district. It broke my heart. Since then I have supported Crisis Aid monthly. I continue to watch God move and open doors for them to rescue and educate women who had no future before God sent them. Women who were rescued are now teaching other women about Jesus and helping them find a way to freedom!
I am amazed at how much Crisis Aid does with the money they receive. They are very open about their finances and God just seems to multiply the funds like He did the loaves and fishes. People are fed and receive medical help. Girls are rescued and given a new future.
I've spent time talking with Pat and Sue Bradley. They love Jesus and are giving their lives to the hurting. I am honored to be able to support them and the work they are doing both here and in Africa.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I had the incredible experience of going to Africa with International Crisis Aid...the trip has changed my life forever. I was impressed by the extent of their work! They were helping hundreds of girls in the red light district, they operate an orphanage, they do food distributions in remote areas, they sponsor individual children, they operate medical clinics and build wells. It was apparent that this organization has had a widespread impact on the country and an intimate impact on the lives of individuals. There is not a day that goes by where I do not think of the the trip. Its a true example of how individuals with passion and dedication can truly make an impact on the world.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Over the years I have interacted with different non-profits but my best and most rewarding experience has always been with Crisis Aid. I have seen Crisis Aid in action first hand as a volunteer and continue to be impressed with the compassion and regard for the individual with which the staff operates and executes their programs. As a donor I want my money to count towards what matters, saving and improving lives. Having interacted with the president and the staff I have the utmost confidence that every penny donated to the organization is carefully spent. And, more importantly, the organization expects (and can point to) specific results from their programs. A great organization to support!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am now into my second year "with" ICA first just as a donor and now as a volunteer. I live in Australia so the impact from this organisation is truly global. If you are looking to support an organisation with a big heart to help, the guts to do it and financial integrity this is the one.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an occasional volunteer I have witnessed the many acts of kindness performed by all who work at CrisisAid. I am truly impressed with the work done here in St. Louis and the world. I've never met more dedicated workers. I am honored to call them friends. I am confident all donations are used wisely where the most good can be accomplished. May God continue to bless this ministry.
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2 Juliann T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with and supporting Crisis Aid International since 2002 and in all that time Pat Bradley and the Crisis Aid staff have shown an unfailing love for the hopeless and hurting and a truly relentless desire to 'save lives, save souls and change lives', even at great risk to their own. I've seen so many lives saved and changed for the better over the years and look forward to seeing many more transformed in the years to come. Not only is Crisis Aid International faithful to the mission, they are faithful stewards of the funding they receive; consistently using funds responsibly and where it can have the greatest impact. If you're looking for an organization that truly makes a real and lasting impact, both in the U.S. and abroad, you don't need to look any further than Crisis Aid International!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have wholeheartedly supported ICA since 2002 and went on a medical mission with them in 2008. I was so moved by their work there I was inspired to write a book about it (Where There Is No Comfort: Seven Days in Ethiopia). They are making a real and lasting difference in the world by saving and transforming lives and bringing hope where there is none.

1 Lisa587

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand the deep passion for their work, their unwavering commitment to helping those in need and the genuine integrity with which Crisis Aid International works. Pat Bradley and his team are people who love all people, period. They are the real deal and I'm honored to know such wonderful people with hearts to help others!

L. Wright

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the only program that has been proven in my eyes to really help survivors. They have deep experience, compassion and knowledge. Most programs just buy a building, stick in staff and think that's all girls need and that's why they fail. Crisis aid does the job well

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Donor

Rating: 5

Crisis Aid is a wonderful organization, helping those locally and overseas. I have personally seen those being helped in Ethiopia by this organization. It is a wonderful program that our whole family loves being a part of.