My wife and I have been affiliated with Crisis Aid since inception. I have traveled to two locations where aid is being provided. The use of donations to this organization have direct oversight. I know of no other organization where our donations will have a bigger impact on lives that are in crisis. That is why we continue to stay affiliated with this organization.
We personally know two board members and know that their life style emulates their oversight of this organization. Without reservation we recommend Crisis Aid International.
Attached is a picture I can't forget. These are the shoes of orphans that survived the 2010 Haiti earth quake. Their shoes are drying in the sun after the filth of the earthquake was washed from them. Many other orphans did not survive the earthquake. I have witnessed Crisis Aid providing help to the helpless in areas that larger organizations cannot reach.
Dave and Gaye Bennett, Houston Texas
My first interaction with Crisis Aid was in 2009. I had a friend who had spent the summer of 2008 photographing children for the Crisis Aid sponsorship program. The photos told a story of how Crisis Aid traveled all over East Africa to help families. After viewing the photos I had to learn more about what they were doing. In 2009, my husband and I made our first trip to East Africa with Crisis Aid. It was life changing. I had been to 3rd world countries before, never had I observed the level of desperation that was present in East Africa. The Crisis Aid team never thought or ALLOWED us to believe it was just too much. They see starvation they will do what it takes to bring substance. They stare at death and say not one more child to simple curable disease. They see young hopeless women trapped in sex trafficking and make Safe Homes and Trade schools so they find hope. I am also humbled to have served along side many of the staff of Crisis Aid. This is an NGO that works. No one including the CEO sits in a high rise office collecting millions. If I donate $1.00, I know at least .85 goes to actual programs. I fully believe in what Crisis Aid is doing. I have seen with my own eyes how they make a difference.
Be the Light
IN 2014 My husband and I made our 6th trip to East Africa with International Crisis Aid. We have been able to see the difference that their programs make. The children we sponsor through ICA are growing physically, spiritually and are doing great in their classes in school. The girls in the ICA sponsored Orphanage are happy, healthy and are growing up to be strong women who will serve their country well. I can't say enough about the girls, some very young, that have been rescued out of the sex trade. Both in other countries and in our own USA. Because of ICA, these girls have a safe home, where they are not beaten, abused, and used for the sick purposes of others. Without ICA, these young girls would still be out on the street, trying just to stay alive. I appreciate that ICA puts all their information on their website. If you want to know how much ICA spends for administration expenses, go to their website, You will be amazed that they do so much and yet the cost is so little. You won't find million dollar salaries at this NGO! International Crisis Aid is the real deal. They love, they go, they give. If you have an opportunity to help International Crisis Aid, please do so. The dollars you donate today will make a difference in the lives of so many tomorrow.
I have seen the inner-workings of this great organization having spent time in the headquarters office in St. Louis with the staff. The motto of "saving lives, saving souls, and changing futures" is truly lived out amongst the staff, and the organization is well run and dollars go straight to the people that need it most! Also having traveled to East Africa to see some of the ministry in action myself, going into some of the hardest to reach places, I found and spoke with people whose lives truly have been changed, both physically and spiritually! What a blessing it is to partner with such a great organization.
It's been an honor to work with Crisis Aid and the people they serve. Serving the poorest of the poor in some of the most difficult places in the world, Crisis Aid brings them hope and treats them with the dignity they rarely see. This non profit is impacting the world in a unique and inspiring way. it is truly worthy of your partnership.
My church and I partner with Crisis Aid and are so impressed by their integrity, influence and reach. They are making a major difference in our city and world.
Crisis Aid International is a charity I started supporting as a monthly donor because I believe in their mission to save the lives of the starving children and families, as well as rescue women from a horrific life of the sex trade industry. Over the years I have been able to make a small contribution to their mission and have been able to see the great impact every small and large donation has on the lives of these impoverished people. I also believe Crisis Aid has a true heart to help these people and has been making significant headway on implementing plans to educate the people they are helping so eventually they will be able to help themselves. It is comforting to know the donations I've made are in fact helping people, saving lives and the people who work at Crisis Aid care about each person.
Every person matters, every donation helps and together we can all make a difference!
I had the opportunity to go to a Crisis Aid luncheon last year. We were watching a film on their outreach in Ethiopia, when I learned what the "red tape test" is. Crisis Aid has a red tape, they put around the bicep of the child. They can tell how emaciated the child is, by the circumference of the bicep. In some cases the children were in immediate danger of starving to death, because their little bodies had lost so much body mass. It was terrible to behold, these little kids starving to death. Needless to say, Pat Bradley, founder of Crisis Aid, immediately admitted to the hospital those kids in danger of starvation. This is a charity worth supporting!
I have worked with Pat and Sue Bradley at Crisis Aid International in a variety of capacities over the past 8 plus years...From helping organize and staff 5K fundraisers to designing brochures for a benefit concert to volunteering at their inner-city outreach in their after-school and feeding programs. I volunteer with CAI because I believe in their mission and their leadership. They do so much to help people around the world and in our community; it's just a great feeling to know that in some small way, I get to be part of all they do. When one gets the opportunity to meet a leader of such integrity and genuine humility, like Pat, you can't resist the urge to get behind him and support him in everything he does...Because at the end of the day, you know it's going to be an impactful, positive, life-changing project for somebody in dire need. It's going to be done right and it's going to be done well.
I have been involved with Crisis Aid international in one way or another for the last 15 years. The work that they do is simply amazing. They literally are the hands and feet of Jesus by reaching people that no one else will reach and giving people hope that before the interaction with Crisis Aid was living a life of hopelessness. I have watched first hand the compassion and love that they have for people all around the globe that are in desperate situations. Every staff member and volunteer that I have ever come across has a level of integrity and character that is second to none. Every event I have been apart of has been done with a level off excellence in a way that give glory and honor to God. This is organization that I cannot only contribute my time as a volunteer but also my finances knowing it will bring an eternal reward and will go towards helping people in meeting their greatest need.
I was introduced to Pat Bradley 20 years ago, and was impressed by his unfaltering integrity, passion for helping others, and heart as big as a double-decker bus. I helped support the Crisis Aid 5K Run and volunteered as a course marshal, where I met Pat's wife Sue. Needless to say, she is as remarkable as he is, and both of them demonstrate a love for humanity that is visible each and every time I am in their presence..
I was fortunate to attend a mission trip with Pat and Sue, along with other members of Crisis Aid to East Africa, where I saw the real fruits of their charitable labor and resources. Not only did they pour their heart and soul into helping save lives, they demonstrated a keen desire to insure every dollar donated to Crisis Aid was utilized as efficiently and effectively as possible to achieve their mission.
It was a life changing event for me, and my appreciation for the real positive impact on lives that Crisis Aid delivers, continues to grow.
I have been familiar with the work of the founders of Crisis Aid, Pat & Sue Bradley, for many years. I have always been immensely impressed with their devotion and sacrifice to those in need, and how they have transferred their personal commitments to an organization that reflects those same values.
In spring of 2017, I was blessed to accompany a small group to witness their efforts and results in East Africa. What an impact they have brought to so many whose lives they transformed and saved! Sex trafficking rescue, job training, basic education, orphanages, well water programs, pediatric hospital, feeding & nutrition programs....the list seems endless.
And their work includes some domestic programs as well as they have found others who have no other place to turn even in our country.
I have every confidence that every dollar I donate is directly helping those in need. And that the impact of that help is more than just keeping them alive, but allowing them to blossom and fulfill their purposes of their lives.
My husband and i have been volunteers and donors of Crisis Aid's for about 8 years. What drew us to this organization was not only the amazing work that is being done, but more the integrity and sincerity that the founders walked in. There are a lot of great orgs out there doing a lot of great things, but Crisis Aid and Pat and Sue Bradley stuck out the most with their level of excellence in all they did. They truly seek to serve people to the greatest ability and show the love of Jesus in a way that is inspiring and remarkable. With leaders like that we knew our money would best be served there. And the fruit shows for itself in the amount of lives touched and saved. We are thankful to be a part of it with them and serve others through volunteering and sowing financially. We are forever grateful to have found such an amazing organization.
I am a volunteer of Crisis Aid International and serve with a large group of ladies to make jewelry & gifts items for the Refuge home. I am always struck by the deep compassion and commitment all the staff possess in carrying out the mission. They go above & beyond to help people who "cannot help themselves". It's not all about the "almighty dollar" coming in, it's a very personal, well connected organization that is literally changing lives all over the world! I am grateful and humbled to serve such a outstanding and fruitful ministry who give all the credit and the glory to God!
I have been working with Crisis Aid by way of Monarch jewelry for many years, so I have been able to get to know this amazing team of people. When you walk in the doors of this small office with a small staff, you are always greeted with a smile and a hug! I am constantly amazed at the positive, life changing impact on the world this small organization with a big heart has. The fact that the FBI went to Crisis Aid to open a safe home in St Louis says it all. Their love and compassion for people is so evident in all they do. They are true servants and carry the love and the word of Christ wherever they go.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.