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Nonprofit Overview

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

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

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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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It's amazing what GOD has done and is doing through Crisis Aid International. The staff is very caring and friendly, they always call us to thank you in person. They also let us know all the updates in their programs to help the helpless. May GOD continue to bless this ministry to spread the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been acquainted with this organization for close to six years and I have nothing but great things to say about them. They have the highest integrity of any organization out there. Their purpose is to help those who can't help themselves and they do this with excellence! In my opinion this is a charity that you can contribute to knowing that the money you donated will be used with utmost care.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pat and Sue have done an amazing job of making ICS donations go a very long way. I know this because i get regular updates from them on the progress that is being made in the lives of so many people across the World. This non-profit is not for the faint of heart: 1) one of the first responders to the most remote regions that have fallen victim to natural disasters with the most basic needs attended to, 2) brings food and water to families in famine or drought struck regions, 3) brings medical care to untreated illness and 4) provides safe passage, builds safe houses and rehabilitation for victims of sex trafficking.
It takes great faith and a special calling to enter some of these regions and be a true force for change as well as a light of hope among such difficult circumstances. I am proud to donate to a Christian-based mission that transparently shows the true impact of donations - and brings life and light into the lives of so many. God bless them both and the staff that supports their efforts.

Donor

Rating: 5

Transparency, effectiveness, efficiency. As a donor to many different ministries and foundations, ICA consistently has exceeded my expectations. I have confidence in Pat and Susan and Dane that when funds are needed and utilized that good stewardship prevails. Whether gently assuming responsibility of a St Louis inner city ministry or attending the weddings of young Ethiopian ladies rescued from slavery, this ministry does it right!