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International Disaster Emergency Service Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   81 reviews 4,156

Nonprofit Issues:

Disaster Aid, Food, International

Address:

PO Box 379 Noblesville IN 46061-0379 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

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.

Target demographics:

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:

Multiple thousands.

Geographic areas served:

the U.S and throughout the world

Programs:

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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317-773-4111
www.ides.org

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The leadership of this organization is amazing. They are knowledgeable and have a lot of integrity.

 
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IDES does tremendous work around the world. They are worthy of your support. To

 
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I have worked for IDES as an employee. Served as a volunteer. Donate to IDES. Pray for IDES. And I am proud to recommend IDES as a worthy mission of support. You will not give a better gift than a gift to IDES in their work of benevolent evangelism.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I have been volunteering with IDES for about 6 months. The volunteer coordinator, Misty Bodkins, is awesome. She is so attentive and appreciative of the volunteers. She really makes you feel like you are an important part of IDES. I look forward to going on Tuesdays and doing what I can to help this great ministry. What IDES does is so important especially in the world today when so many tragedies are happening all over the world. As a volunteer, I feel that I can offer support with organizational or administrative tasks so that the staff can focus on the very important mission of this ministry.

 
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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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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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.

 
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40 year old ministry serving people in dire situations. Making a difference.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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