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April 11, 2012

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April 11, 2012

ICA to me is the ultimate non profit organization. I have personally seen the integrity of ICA both overseas and here at home. I have worked with many organizations but not one of them could hold a candle to the level of excellence that is ICA's standard.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 10, 2012

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April 10, 2012

At the request of my sister, I offered some time to help set up an office and filing system when ICA grew beyond what could be handled from the home office of Pat and Sue Bradley. This led to learning and believing in the mission, values and work God has directed for ICA. Although I have not been on a mission trip, I am thankful for the support role I can offer in helping provide for orphans, widows, young girls and hungry families in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working personally with the founders, the very few staff and other volunteers so that efficient use of donated funds is achieved. Hearing personally from volunteers who travel on the mission trips.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Definitely...a new world of people living out their Christian faith by helping those in need.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I continue to value the support I can provide.

April 9, 2012

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April 9, 2012

International Crisis Aid is easily the best non-profit that I have not only ever worked with, but also ever seen! Their vision and goals are in helping people, serving children, and freeing the oppressed. They do not focus on marketing themselves, as many non-profits do these days. Instead, ICA spends its budget and resources empowering people to live life as it is truly meant to be lived; whole and serving others. There is no other non-profit that will be able to parallel or even come close to the depth of impact that ICA has had on peoples' lives. I challenge anyone to take a trip with them and see the health, love, and life ICA brings to families and children all around the world. It is truly unparalleled.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 9, 2012

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April 9, 2012

Over the past four and a half years (since Jan. 2008), I have had the honor to serve as the Executive Assistant to the President of International Crisis Aid. There are tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations around the world, but ICA is like no other. First—in the programs & services provided. Second—in their accountability and integrity. And Third—in the character of the executive staff.

ICA’s focus of delivering emergency aid which is then transformed into long-term community development projects—focusing on solutions to the problems in the regions they work—makes ICA stand apart. ICA is often told by other missionaries who have worked “in the field” for years that they have never seen anything like what ICA is accomplishing. And what is amazing is what ICA is able to do with even a little bit of money. ICA makes funds stretch as far as possible—and then reevaluates to make it stretch to the unimaginable in order to reach as many people with quality care as possible.

In order to keep administrative and fundraising costs as low as possible, the Founder and President who has served full-time for over 10 years STILL HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY PAYMENT FROM ICA. Every purchase, no matter how small, is closely evaluated before any funds are spent. And multiple quotes are obtained to secure the best prices. The level of accountability this organization has in the office and in the field is beyond anything I’ve seen in my lifetime of working in the nonprofit sector.

The character of the executive staff both in the headquarters office and in the field programs shines through their daily personal sacrifices to help people. The executive staff have the expertise to be making a lot of money working wherever they would like—but instead, they sacrifice personally so that the number of people they serve can be increased.

Many people work for NGOs but wouldn’t give a dime to the organization they work for. ICA is an organization my family and I will forever support—financially and in service. I am honored to have served for four and a half years alongside the staff of ICA and I look forward to a lifetime of working with them and growing the organization to reach more people in need.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 30, 2010

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May 30, 2010

I have had the wonderful privilege of working with ICA for over a year now. It is easy to link arms with any organization that is totally committed to rescuing girls from the horrors of sex trafficking. They are making great strides in bringing this issue into the light so others can join the cause. I am also particularly impressed that 93% of all donations go directly to relief efforts. That is the highest percentage I have ever seen in a non-profit agency. It clearly demonstrates how dedicated they are to honor the money that was given for the expressed purpose of combating human suffering. For that reason, my husband and I are regular monthly donors to ICA. We take great comfort in knowing that our contribution will be used to help girls who have been rescued from the sex trade industry. Pat and Sue Bradley have always treated me with the utmost respect and are a true pleasure to work with. They are the most authentic people I have ever met in my many years of ministry. It is my great honor to know them!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was in awe of ICA's quick response to the Haiti earthquake victims. Within one week they were able to help orphans receive food, medicine and shelter. They also committed to helping rebuild the orphanage after it was demolished in the quake.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open and maintain safe houses in the US for girls who have been rescued from the sex-trade industry!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

When I became acquainted with International Crisis Aid and met Pat Bradley in 2005, I was not only impressed with the compassion behind their efforts, but also with the effectiveness and efficiency of their organization. Within months, our organization began making monthly contributions in support of their work. When Pat talked with us about the growing sex traffic trade and shared his organization’s vision to rescue girls from its horrors, we didn’t hesitate to help financially. We knew they would work tirelessly to not only rescue victims from the immediate horror, but that they would also provide safe shelter, medical care, education and training to literally give these girls new lives. That is exactly what they are doing. I have read the reports, heard the testimonials, and seen the videos of what is being accomplished in Ethiopia and Cambodia. We are grateful for ICA’s courageous efforts and are thankful for the opportunity to have a part in the work they are doing. I hope we can play an even bigger part in the days ahead by giving more and sending volunteer teams to assist in the work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Because ICA does such a great job of communicating with donors through newsletters and email, we have been able to see the value of our partnership with them.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

dramatically increase the scope of their operations and see an exponential increase in lives rescued!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 19, 2010

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May 19, 2010

International Crisis Aid is an organization that goes far beyond where most nonprofit groups go. ICA goes into the streets in the hardest areas of Ethiopia to rescue girls forced into prostitution. These girls would otherwise be lost in a world of pain and eventually death. They give these girls life and a hope for a descent future. They build group homes for girls that cannot be returned to their biological homes. The work of ICA comes from the hearts of it's workers and volunteers. I will continue to give financial support to help rescue these girls and hope to one day be able to go to Ethiopia with ICA to do what I can to physically help.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daughter and son-in law have been with ICA to Ethiopia several times. Thier stories and photos of the work being done there by ICA has touched my heart and soul.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 19, 2010

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May 19, 2010

I have been working with ICA since 2004 and been a donor of ICA since 2008. From top to bottom ICA is run with integrity and is the type of organization I am proud to be associated with. They are always more worried about helping others, before they think about themselves. It is also nice that they do work in the US and internationally. They realize that making the world a better place requires a global view.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When we received pictures of the children we sponsor monthly and saw that we and ICA are making a difference in their lives. It is great to know that the money donated to ICA goes to the right places.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 17, 2010

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May 17, 2010

I have volunteered with many organizations here in the states and have spent time as a volunteer with a larger non-profit organization, but none can compare to the passion,commitment,and transforming power that ICA delivers. From feeding programs,to child sponsorship,to their medical clinic and their rescuing of countless girls trapped in the horrors of sex trafficking, ICA is an organization that truely transforms the lives of those they help with dignity and preservation. Pat and Sue Bradley are full of compassion, integrity, and pursue their commitment to sustaining life in areas of crisis with an unyeilding strength. I have personally seen the transformation of those this organization has touched. I have been given the privledge to speak with young, terrified girls unsure of even their own shadow and see them blossom into captivating women, who are ready to go out and make a difference in the lives of others continuing the chain of love and security that they have recieved.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

After hearing first hand the horrors experienced by those rescued by ICA from the deplorable and uncomprehensible sex trade, I have truely been broken, yet filled with the overpowering emotion of seeing lives transformed by ICA's efforts to bring safety.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There are none. The only thing that ICA needs is more advocates and donors to understand the life sustaining aid that ICA brings to so many.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The opportunity to be transformed myself, to be broken, humbled, to have been able to give as well as to have recieved true and unconditional love.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

A-W-E-S-O-M-E ! From Jennifer, here in the USA, who is able to inspire anyone she meets, to Betty and Dr. Henok, Ethiopians, who are unrelentless in their work, to the rest of the Ethiopian staff who are full of love and dedication I cannot say enough.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a new hospital in Angatcha helping hundreds of women and their children. They could open more safehouses and rescue more girls from a life of destitution in the filthy and dangerous sextrade.

Ways to make it better...

My mission was laid out before me in such a way that I knew what needed to be done, and all of the resources were supplied to help me by an Ethiopian staff full of passion and committment. I wouldn't have changed a thing.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding, with more funds, the good that ICA could do would be unfathomable.

One thing I'd also say is that...

My heart has been captivated by the love shown to me by both the staff and those that ICA has helped. I will be a lifelong supporter and advocate of ICA becuase of the integrity I have seen first hand. This is one organization worth recognizing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 17, 2010

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May 17, 2010

We hosted a anual patient appreciation day at our office and ICA was the organization that all of the proceeds went to from that day. They set up a booth in our office and not only were they very informative but they connected with several different people and made them very proud to be a part of helping with all of the work that ICA does. We have worked with other Non-profit organizations and and ICA is the standard by which non-profit excellence should be measured. They were extremely professional in their dealings with every one in our office. We just want to say thanks to ICA for giving us an opportunity to help.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We have been able to see what our money donated goes to on a regular basis

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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