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International Disaster Emergency Service Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Food Programs, International, International Relief

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.

Community Stories

135 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a wife of on IDES staff member, I know that they take their work seriously and make sure that they are keeping up disasters world-wide. They care about and love the work that they are doing for the less fortunate all over the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As the wife of a staff member, I know that IDES takes their work very seriously and are always making sure that they are always on top of whatever happens.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the newest IDES staff member, I can attest that IDES is committed to its mission of serving the Lord and helping those in need.

As an employee, I have been warmly welcomed aboard by not only the staff but the community of believers that supports this organization. I am proud to be a part of such an honest non-profit that is working to address global issues in the areas of evangelism, disaster response, hunger relief, community development, and medical needs.

IDES is led by a group of well-rounded, faith guided people who will work their hardest to optimize the effects of your gifts, your time, and your prayers.

From the inside, I can confirm that IDES does exactly what it says it does – it puts 100% of its designated funds towards the cause of the donor’s choice. IDES works to be as transparent about internal operations as possible and I encourage anyone with questions to reach out.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We love I.D.E.S. because 1) great stewardship--100% of designated giving goes directly to the designated need; 2) great witness--all help is channeled through a church or evangelist so it is given in Jesus' Name and no supplies are abandoned on docks or pilfered by governments; 3) Christ-like help--I.D.E.S. helps meet the practical needs of people along with the spiritual needs; 4) non-denominational.
We have worked with I.D.E.S. after tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods and we have worked at the center in Noblesville and have always found them helpful, hopeful, and caring. Through them we have been able to give chickens and goats and water treatment kits to people around the world. We have built storage sheds for people who had no place to put tools or treasures salvaged from their homes. We have provided meals to starving children, medical help to the sick, shelter to the homeless. And in every case, through I.D.E.S., we have been able to share hope and the love of God.

1 Edward Qaser

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are very thankful for IDES and appreciate all the team and board who are serving and helping thousands families in worse time of Pakistan .
I am Pastor Edward Qaser from Pakistan and partner with IDES since 2009 , I am director of IBS ( International Bible School , Pakistan ) and serving in all around Pakistan , we help
1- Flood victims in Sindh KPK and Punjab ,
2-War victims of waziristan and Northern areas of Pakistan
3-Persecuted families of suicide blast in different places ,
4-Famine victims in Thar ,
5-Motorbikes for Pastors
6-Afghan Refugees
7-Medical Camps

we worked in most dangerous places in Northern areas , we reach to unreach with Love of Christ , we are thankful for all efforts , financial support and prayer from IDES , who support our projects . IDES is doing awesome work for humanity .I am thankful from the core of my heart “International Disaster Emergency Service , Inc ” for coming forward and
helping our people in the face of the worse time.

God bless IDES and all his team .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a client served, I have the utmost appreciation for the help that our organization has received from IDES in such places as Vietnam, Myanmar and Belarus. We have received help for many projects for clean water, medical equipment and medicines. I have been told by our contacts in the field, that hundreds of lives have been saved by the medicines received and quality of life for many has been improved with clean water.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

IDES is an incredible partner in ministry. They have blessed so many lives on fields where CMF serves. When a disaster strikes or an emergency arises, it would take CMF time to raise funds to meet that need. Because IDES focuses on these very needs, we turn to IDES and are able to provide timely assistance while the need is still acute. I encourage others to support IDES and then when CMF ministries have needs, resources are available to demonstrate the love of Christ in critical times. We at CMF are extremely grateful for this wonderful partner in mission.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've partnered with IDES on funding for a few different projects. My contacts there are always very responsive and truly work to complete the project successfully. We have been blessed by them!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

With the help of IDES I have personally been able to equip teams to respond six times to areas after natural disasters. We have installed over 20 wheelchair ramps in our local area, and help to improve over 30 homes which needed structural intervention.
IDES has helped us provide food and water systems in Haiti through their wonderful gift giving portal. They support countries that have been devastated by disaster by helping to send ship-loads of food, and building supplies.
Their non-profit accountability is the highest I have ever witnessed.

ysty

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with IDES through my church as i am in charge of Missions. It is one of the most outstanding nonprofit organizations our church and myself have worked with. Their staff is superior and wonderful to work hand in hand with. We have supported IDES as one of our missions for way over 4 years.

They come up annually from Noblesville during Mission Month and our congregation enjoys their speakers, etc. so much.

Yvonne St.Yves
Central Christian Church
Valparaiso, In. 46383

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We have been supporting them over10 years or more through missions at our church. Their staff behind the scenes is outstanding beyond words. Every one who has come to our church each year during Mission Month is again is outstanding, knowledgeable and are so willing to come out each year to our small church.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work in Myanmar. Although this nation has made considerable progress, there are still areas of civil war, as well as unpredictable natural disasters. IDES has been so generous in meeting the needs with both compassion and professionalism.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the home office of IDES for a little over a year. They are an organization that does amazing work here in the United States and in many other countries. The staff is dedicated to being good stewards of the funds donated and ensuring the money is being used in a responsible way. I'm excited to be part of an organization that reaches out and makes a difference in peoples' lives!

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Donor

Rating: 5

IDES is always ready preparing for the next disaster. When disaster strikes they are the one of the first to respond. They always coordinate with local churches to get the help where needed. This saves them time to access where the help is needed most. The monies donated are used to the fullest. Volunteers are the key to their success with the donations by you.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am the Missions Chair for my church. We set aside 25% of our general fund for mission support currently sending monthly checks to 22 different entities. We vet each mission and only support those with excellent stewardship of the funds they receive and have low administrative expense. IDES is an organization that provides services that any denomination or individual could back regardless of faith or belief. Although they are basically an independant Christian mission they do not discriminate against anyone regardless of their station in life. When disasters strike whether it be earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, tornado etc IDES is there many times before the bureaucratic organizations. If I had to pick just one disaster response team to support it would definitely be IDES.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I know some of the principals in the organization, and feel that they are trustworthy, and committed to good stewardship, and dedicated to advance the goals of the organization. Further, I have dealt with them on the "receiving end", and know that they are careful who they partner with.

1 Jason C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

We donate to IDES when there are natural disasters and when there is not. We want them to have money ready to help people around the world with unexpected disasters. And we give extra when we know a crisis has happened. IDES is great because they ask the local Christians where the money can be best used. Local people can direct help faster than large government organizations. Our family really likes to "buy" donations at Christmas time. Each child sets aside his/her own money, and then they "shop" on IDES website to give needed supplies to people all over the world. You can donate food, clean water, medicine, Bibles, livestock, seeds, or equipment to help someone start a self-sustaining business (sewing machine).

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IDES provided our ministry with funding at a critical time when Eastern Ukraine experienced humanitarian crisis during the time of military conflict. The grants we received through the Harvest of Talents and IDP assistance saved many lives as we were able to buy food, medicine and basic necessities for hundreds of internally displaced people and at-risk families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A few years ago my son and I participated in an IDES food packing event at our church. It was a rewarding experience for both of us knowing that we were preparing packages of food that would feed hungry people on the other side of the world!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been familiar with IDES for many years as a member of churches that support IDES. They are highly respected for their compassionate response to people going through disasters and for their diligence and fiscal responsibility in managing the donations they receive. As a donor, my husband and I know that the money we have given will be well used to help people in need. As a volunteer, I have seen firsthand the excellent management, accountability, and confidentiality of the donations that IDES receives. The work that the IDES staff does is done with excellence, and I am grateful for an organization such as this that is making such a significant contribution to those in need. I would highly recommend IDES as a way to help people in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

IDES has been helping us meet the needs of the affected in Narok, Kenya during drought as emergency relief and helping in Development projects for long term sustainability. The farming project that IDES helped us start in 2014 has continued upto now to help the feeding program of the schools we oversee.
In 2008-2009, IDES helped us respond to the needs of those affected after the post election violence that had seen a number of people dead and several displaced. IDES came in to help us rebuilt the houses for the affected families in providing iron sheets, provided cooking oil, beans and flour for feeding and also since the crops were destroyed IDES helped with planting seeds for the farmers to start their lives again. This helped to shape the people's lives upto today.
In 2009, when faced with drought in Narok, Kenya, we approached IDES for help. We fed thousands from the help of IDES grant. The same year, we distributed a number of goats to help the people who had lost their animals because of extended drought season that had seen a number of families loss their loved ones and their domestic animals. we started a water project in buying tanks and pump from IDES grant and has seen the project to grow to date. Right now we are so happy that the project has grown to help a Maasai community that didn't have water. This has cut a number of diseases and reduced the burden of women and girl child to walk several kms to fetch water. The list goes on..

While we distribute and be involved in these projects, a number of fellowships, Bible studies and trainings happened. The projects turned to be a great outreach in reaching out to many people who now understand the saving grace of our Lord Jesus. We always thank IDES and their donors for the good work they do in providing emergency and sustainable development projects. Our prayers are for them to continue to advance the works of kindness.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have dealt with I.D.E.S for many years. It is top notch. We always know they are responsible and compassionate and accountable. No better place through which to channel funds and time.
We have volunteered, seen results on receiving end, and donate with confidence.
Bill and Jane Sears