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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

139 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We could never hope for a more responsive and helpful partner than we have in IDES as we together have served in numerous natural disasters in Indonesia. When I am blessed to give for relief efforts, I give to IDES with full confidence.

Beth A.4

Donor

Rating: 5

Genuine, caring people who really want to help. I've heard both the Director and his wife speak and they have heart-breaking and heart-warming stories to tell from their work here and overseas. If their office was closer to my home, I'd go to work for them in a heartbeat.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have monitored and supported IDES for over 35 years. Not once in that time have we found anything suspicious or objectionable in how they carry out their mission. They keep their operations costs very low. They are wise in deciding who'll receive assistance, as well as when and how. They partner with local sources to bring help quickly and in a way that is most helpful. When we read of world problems and begin to feel overwhelmed and helpless, we remember that because of our support of the work of IDES, they are responding on our behalf, but even more important, in the name of Jesus.

Donor

Rating: 5

I really appreciate having a trusted organization like IDES that can responsibly vet and distribute much needed funds to worthy endeavors in a manner that demonstrates the love of Christ to people in need of a helping hand.

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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.

2 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.