International Disaster Emergency Service Inc
Rating: 4.97 stars 78 78 reviews 3,984
Disaster Aid, Food, International
PO Box 379 Noblesville IN 46061-0379 USA
The mission of IDES is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of suffering people throughout the world by partnering with Christian Churches / Churches of Christ and their missionaries.
Since our founding, IDES has carried out relief projects in more than 100 nations around the globe. Each year we carry out more than 200 projects in 30 to 35 nations.
those in urgent need. Nearly all our projects touch on the priority of caring for the poor, the sick, the hungry and the homeless (see Matthew 25:31ff) . This is at center of our mission and purpose.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Geographic areas served:
the U.S and throughout the world
IDES seeks to help victims of both natural disasters and man-made disasters by providing for victims immediate basic needs and assisting them as they rebuild their lives.
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This ministry does a great job of getting life sustaining necessities to people in emergencies and disasters all over the planet. They work directly and at the request of missionaries who live on the scene, so you can trust that your gift will be well used and delivered by people who will share the Good News along with it. A great, experienced staff full of loving , committed people.
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As a representative of our church's mission group we often give to mission workers on faith and never have a way of truly knowing if the work was completed or reached the intended recipient. In our relationship with IDES we have received reports from mission groups in the field or persons in need who received physical and spiritual support from IDES. We can see our investment reaching many to do God's work.
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We have been aware of and supportive of the wonderful work that IDES does around the world for a long time. Our perspective changed in November 2013 when our home and large proton of our little town was destroyed by an EF4 tornado. So thankful for the support IDES gave our community. We personally were given a shed for our property. It was a huge blessing to have a place to put a few things durning the extremely long process of rebuilding. IDES is so well organized and their efforts and volunteers coordinated very efficiently. That is a big strength when stepping into a disaster where nothing is organized or efficient. Nearly everyday now I look out my window and see the shed and am reminded of kindness, generosity and God's faithfulness shown through this great organization and the good people who serve there.
40 year old ministry serving people in dire situations. Making a difference.
We first learned about IDES through our church's Harvest of Talents ministry. A fun-filled day that provides donations for IDES to use for world hunger. After a number of years we have become a part of the Harvest of Talents committee, and we look forward each year to the ways that our small church and community can have a huge impact on the world through IDES. We have also had some experience with IDES as volunteers in Joplin, MO about a year after the tornado devastated that area.There aren't too many organizations that I donate to that I can say I personally know the Executive Director, but I can with IDES. We have met and gotten to know Rick Jett and his wife Nancy, as they always try to attend our annual Harvest of Talents celebration. They are truly caring and compassionate people with a vision to carry out God's will in their lives. Rick & Nancy and their dedicated staff have my confidence when sending donations. I don't worry about where my money is going or how it will be used. I know it is being used efficiently and effectively to carry God's love out in to the world.
When we give to help meet needs around the world, we want to be good stewards of the money we send. IDES uses our donations to help others in a very efficient manner, with 87% of expenses spent on programs & services it delivers to people in need. They meet physical and spiritual needs by partnering with church missionaries who are already on the ground in the affected area.
We have supported IDES for many years because they are quick to respond to any emergency and do their help through people already on the field wherever possible. This prevents fraud and gets the help to people who need it most. We even have the FISH bank they offered years ago for our spare change. We love turning what money we don't miss to something vital for someone else.
iDES provides hope for the hurting around the world including disaster relief in our state. I became familiar with IDES while serving on our church's mission ministry team and now am blessed with the opportunity to serve on the IDES board. I have always been impressed with the stewardship of IDES in the administration and compassion of distributing funds through our churches and missionaries around the world. The testimonies of recipients display the love of Christ and the ministry aids the spread of the gospel.
IDES is a very effective international relief agency. They have very small staff and overhead, but effectively work with churches and missionaries in disaster areas to provide relief. I first became personally acquainted with IDES personnel after Hurricane Katrina and was very blessed that our little churches in Mandeville and Slidell were able to host many volunteers who came to assist in the recovery. IDES provided early and sustained assistance and their representatives were very efficient in analyzing what needed to be done and recruiting volunteers to assist. I have the highest regard for IDES personnel for their personal integrity and compassion and for the agency's prompt action to provide needed relief. I give them my highest recommendation and am fully confident that my donations are wisely used.
They are a very compassionate group and have helped so many facing catastrophic situations. I love to go to the Harvest of Talents each year and purchase items knowing that all the money will be put to good use by IDES.