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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

153 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been familiar with IDES since their early days in the 1970s. I attended Bible college with the son of an IDES "missionary" so it felt like I had a connection back then. I have continued to follow their work and have seen their wise stewardship of their resources. I am impressed with how they get the job done - organized and efficient and compassionate. I have supported them financially and, as a member of my church's missions committee, I continue to advocate for a portion of our missions budget to go to IDES. God bless IDES as they continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have worked with IDES for many years in the US and internationally and trust the focus for their service to the needs of people. We like how they will go into an area and work with a local group to care for all people in the affected area. Our experience is that IDES will be very focused on using the funds we give to directly meet the needs of the community in need. We will continue to serve alongside them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Dailey Chapel Christian Church donates to IDES due to its good works and transparency. IDES' projects are prayerfully chosen. IDES uses established churches in the affected areas to more efficiently provide specific help for specific needs. Monthly prayer calendars are shared so the congregation can also pray over the decision making and projects. Yearly budget and project reports are also shared with the congregation. IDES sends food, supplies, and people for immediate needs, as well as helping communities sustain their own health and meet their needs by supplying wells, seeds, plants, animals, sewing machines, etc. Helping IDES is a great way to help spread God's word and Jesus' love throughout the entire world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping IDES with packing food for the many families and people that are without because of too many real issues makes me realize that I can get involved instead of staying on the sidelines reading about the latest disaster. When we received an email and a picture of the people in Haiti with the food that we packed brought tears to my eyes.
Going to the headquarters in Indiana to build sheds was hard work but good work when done with friends. Writing scripture on the framing was special.
The IDES folks are friendly, knowledgeable and love what they do for Gods glory. I look forward to helping IDES and the Lord.

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Donor

Rating: 5

While we can’t physically help those in an emergency situation, like hurricanes, droughts and tornados, we know that when we give our money to IDES, the money goes to help people in need, all over the world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is phenomenal, and we appreciate how they taught our children during Vacation Bible School about how they care for people in crisis. We were blessed to help them and we appreciate what they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I coordinate a group of 8 guys that volunteer in the IDES shop one day a week. We mostly use saws and nailers to prepare their shed kits. We cut lumber, build doors, make roof rafters, load trucks, etc. At times we help prep pallets of meals to be shipped.

Some of us have also traveled to TX, Fl, IL, and IN to assist with disaster recovery.

IDES is a worthy organization. They do amazing things. I have no reservations about recommending IDES to anyone interested in helping those in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with "Mission Explosion International" (a missionary working in India and Mexico) for 23 years.
One time, while we were doing a medical camp in one of the coastal villages along the Bay of Bengal, a member of one of our Church families, ran over to inform us that the next village was on fire. We left to go over to see if we could help. The fire had been put out but the village was still smoldering and several people came up to us that had been burned. We treated as many as we could and reassured them that we would do everything we could to help those who had lost everything they had. There were 300 families in the village. The next day our director contacted International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES) and they sent enough money to supply each family with water pots, clothes, sleeping mats, and food. We were also able to help the villagers rebuild their huts.
IDES has also helped with one of the missions that we support in Zimbabwe, Africa by providing food for those who have been affected by droughts.
There are so many missions and people that have been aided through the years by IDES. I could go on and on about all the disasters that I know of that IDES has helped. I was also in Lousiana to help with Hurricane Katrina when IDES helped build houses.
Of all the nonprofit organizations that help during disasters, IDES is one of the best in the world.
I know these people personally and can vouch that their mission is not only to help people during disasters but to help bring the good news of the saving grace of Christ through their ministry.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Our church has been involved with and financially supporting IDES for longer than I've been serving as the Senior Pastor - and that's over 15 years. Our Missions Ministry continues to be impressed and impacted by the great works that they do both stateside and abroad. Glory is always given to God and the name of Jesus is upheld as they provide relief for victims of natural disasters as well as assist those who suffer from extreme poverty.
We have every confidence in the stewardship of IDES in the distribution of he funds we provide. We also appreciate the way that they partner with the Lord's Church and work whenever possible through local churches in disaster areas. I highly commend - and recommend IDES for their service in God's kingdom.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been familiar with IDES for many years. I have found them to be a completely reliable and capable resource in times of trouble--whether the trouble is a sudden-onset disaster, such as a tornado or hurricane, or an ongoing problem such as hunger in undeveloped countries. I have been a supporter for many years because I believe in the work they do. I especially like the way they work through local people in times of disaster so that when the disaster-response team leaves, there is still someone to follow up with people who were affected by the event. I have also been privileged to be on site in Colombia where IDES provided assistance in the drilling of a well for fresh drinking water. What a blessing to the people in that community! I love the work of IDES and am a regular contributor.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Bloomsburg Christian Church has had an ongoing relationship with IDES for many years. I am glad that we can continue partnering with them as they do an amazing work. They are always responsive and willing to help. Thank you IDES for all that you do and for blessing people all over the world. We look forward to partnering with you for years to come.

ysty

Board Member

Rating: 5

I work closely with IDES as they are one of our Missions partners at Central Christian Church in Valparaiso, In. I have nothing but the highest praise for IDES and the work that they do in times of disasters and devastation in the Unites States and all over the world. Also they are very active in teaching and working with churches and other organizations on how to deal with situations such as active shooters, etc.
Yvonne St. Yves, Central Christian Church.

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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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Keith S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Christ's Church Mandarin has had a ongoing relationship with IDES for over 30 years. The leadership of the organization has been exceptional and all the staff are very responsive and helpful. This organization is a source of hope to those who have experienced unexpected loss in areas devastated by natural disasters. They are a God-centered ministry and have been the hands and feet of Jesus, sharing his love through acts of service. It has been an honor to partner with them and we look forward to a long on-going partnership into the future.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The relationship between the Milford Christian Church and IDES has reached 28 years through our annual Harvest of Talents day. They have always cooperated with us fully by sending either the executive director to spend the weekend or if he is unavailable, the outreach director. These have enthusiastically participated in our ministry and have become part of the Milford Christian Church family. We are thrilled to be partners with them in their ministry and look forward to many more years together!

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.

1 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.

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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.

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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.

3 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.

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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

2 ariseshinetrust

Client Served

Rating: 5

International Disaster Emergency Service is a great partner always and engaged to help the disaster victims .i can vigilantly say that IDES has been our compassionate and dependable Charity work in India and Nepal from the last fifteen years since now. Food for hunger in the rural villages and helping the leprosy peoples are adorable works. IDES supports life changing ministry by providing live stocks like cow ,water buffalo , Goats for widows who are been persecuted in name of Religion and caste ,
These peoples life has been amazingly changed and their life been blessings to their society.
For Instance this is how IDES has changed many suffering lives into fruitful life.we praise God for this wonderful testimony from the sister Revathy.
I am Revethy,a Sunday school teacher and taught bible songs and stories for many kids.These kids from other belief background in-turn talk to their own family members relatives and friends about Jesus,which made them to be very angry on me.They started to persecute me and finally they came with a fuel and burnt me.. Arise shine helped me to get emergency medical help ,after coming from the hospital all the kids were scared about my appearance. They said i am a ugly and frightened to come to me and i was jobless and hopeless .
Everyone persecuted me but Jesus never fails.According to my trust God sent IDES brothers they prayed for me and made me self dependent, by providing goats .I praise God because now i am able to earn 40$ a month and this helps me to meet my everyday life.All thanks and praise goes to God the almighty for giving such an compassionate organisation IDES.
The above said testimony is really heart breaking and not only in that but even during the time of disaster we experienced in Tsunami 2004 during the Christmas time , many thousands of people drowned and their homes were driven away by the tsunami .As a result of this disaster many 1000 s of families became homeless and many kids became orphan ,IDES supported enormous funding to heal their life in physical and spiritual way by giving food in their need and life support for a month for them to settle their life in different places with clothing ,blankets and cooking vessels and kerosene stoves , These peoples life was blessed .
Whenever we work with IDES we Always remember the scripture from Matthew 25 :35-36 coming true for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me;I was in prison and you came to Me.’
I like to conclude by witnessing for International Disaster Emergency service .There support goes to the people directly without cast ,Race ,and Religion . we are so thankful for helping the hurting world.


1 Jeremy L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

IDES have been a great source for us in terms of humanitarian activities in Myanmar. IDES partners with us to treat diseases, to strive against the poverty and helping refugees or victims. The first time I received IDES' grant was 2008 i.e. a grant for medical kits to the pastor in Myanmar by our late missionary LaVern Morse! That was the first grant in my life, I just could not believe myself for granting to a small Christian worker. I believe that IDES equips indigenous Christian Workers to be more effective in their calling and to those who has less opportunity to access funds. From that time on, IDES became our great source and companion to the journey we trade. We already addressed to many issues that existed here in this land. IDES is an excellent organization for the hurting world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IDES is one of the premier non-profits working in the area of disaster relief and humanitarian aid. We have personally worked with them on a number of projects over the past ten years, and they have continually demonstrated the highest ethical standards.

When you give to IDES you can be assured that your funds are being used wisely and generously throughout the world.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have always loved IDES because they help in disasters and emergencies in Jesus name using the local Christians and missionaries to administer the aid. I have been even more impressed over the past two weeks as we have worked with soliciting a grant to help Puerto Rico Christian School and our missionary there. They have worked speedily to respond to the need, their response has been thorough and professional and we are excited to be working with them. As a result of their aid the school will have a commercial generator and be able to function despite the lack of central electricity and water and people who lost everything including their houses who are linked with the school will have at least one possession. The hungry will be fed and the needy helped. What a superb organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I.D.E.S. is a small organization with huge impact. In a given disaster, they work with people already on the scene, often local churches in the U.S. or missionary organization in other countries. They do have a few on staff who may go to the affected area to set things up.

Years ago, we visited their offices in Kempton, IN, a very small town. I.D.E.S. was operating out of an old building and was very overcrowded. Rather than put money into their comfort, they operate on a barebones budget. Only money given for operations or basically undesignated go for their expenses. If you designate funds for a disaster, 100% goes to that help.

When they partner with an entity, they demand full accountability. If the partner does not measure up, they will not be a partner again.

Now they have a nice facility in Noblesville, IN where they can do so much more. Here, they can build prefabricated storage sheds, a real blessing in the North American disasters.

After the tsunami that hit Aceh, Indonesia, they partnered with other organizations to sent a team of people who knew the language and culture. At first, they made blocks for homes. The quality was better than those made by the big organizations. When this strongly Muslim people asked groups to withdraw, they asked the I.D.E.S. group to stay. Even a Muslim leader and family became friends with the I.D.E.S. team, knowing that team were Christians. After homes were rebuilt, the team turned to helping the area redevelop an economy.

Over time, I have gotten to know the family that started it all and their love for all people. Their hearts are in the right place and I have utter confidence in this organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, I have personally visited the offices and met most of the staff. I also have met many of the founder's family, some of whom continue in the operations. I have had contact with those who have used I.D.E.S. funds in various disaster situations since at least 1998's Hurricane Mitch relief, probably before that as well.

International Disaster Emergency Services (I.D.E.S.) is a lean and efficient organization. There offices are spartan and the staff serves far more because of the compassion in their hearts than any monetary compensation. All overhead is paid from donations not designated for a particular need. If you donat funds for a specific disaster or emergency, 100% of the funds to toward that need.

I.D.E.S. tries to work through organizations and people already in the area of the need. This process means that problems with language, culture and governments are minimized and that utilization of local resources is maximized.. It also means that those on the scene already have their overhead expenses covered.

Those on the scene plan to continue to be in the region after the disaster so they have reason to do the best job. When housing is a big need, I.D.E.S. homes are often the best ones built. When rebuilding lost food production or economic activity, I.D.E.S. often has the most successful programs.

I.D.E.S. methods are so successful that when other agencies leave the area (sometimes asked to leave), I.D.E.S. is often asked to stay longer.

I.D.E.S. demands accountability of these local partners. If a partner does not do a thorough accounting fo the funds and resources provided by I.D.E.S., they are unlikely to get I.D.E.S. help in the future.

Not every need is a major disaster. At times, an organization requests help in dealing with its own disaster or emergency. I.D.E.S. has the necessary protocols to ensure that the project is worthy as is the requesting organization. Again, accountability is part of the process.

Board approval is necessary for any funds to be disbursed, regardless of the level of disaster. Decisions are made at the highest level by an informed board.

1 Dave102

Client Served

Rating: 5

IDES has been a organization to work and partner with. They are very quick to respond to grant requests and do so in a manner completely in line with the emergency nature of their work. Their reporting accountability is thorough but not cumbersome and they are very willing to work with you to achieve mutual success.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

IDES was quick to review our request and give us an answer. We appreciate all of their support and feedback as well as their follow on project progress..

2 Doug47

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m a shy person who doesn’t enjoy being the center of attention. As such, I have always dreaded events like fathers day and my birthday - until this year.

A couple of months before those “special” days, the Missions Coordinator at our church showed me a brochure from the International Disaster Emergency Service (I.D.E.S.) It was titled “Choose Gifts That Change Lives!”. The catalogue addressed vividly, with words and pictures, the desperate needs of struggling people through out the world and, most importantly, offered opportunities to help them in the name of Christ. For example:

For as little as one dollar, one could provide a fish that a poor family could raise and
ultimately use to provide a meal for their family.

For the cost of a cup of barista coffee one could purchase a coffee plant that would
grow and provide income for an entire family in need.

$50.00 would help a missionary assist someone in starting a pig farm.

And then I found the solution for my “special” days dilemma - A water buffalo. I told family and friends that instead of parties and gifts, I wanted all gift money to be collected and sent to I.D.E.S. for the purchase of a water buffalo for needy folks in Myanmar. The buffalo would be used on farms, in place of a John Deere, to clear fields and till the ground.

My wife collected the gift money and I.D.E.S. did the rest. Money was sent to a local missionary who purchased the water buffalo and delivered it to a struggling village where he is used to help others and as a very effective conversation starter about the love of Jesus Christ.

Thank you I.D.E.S. for making my last birthday the best I have ever had. I can’t wait till Christmas.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the founder of IberoAmerican Ministries. Since 1985 IDES has been a tremendous help in all of the major relief efforts we have been involved in. They have immediately responded with help for earthquakes, tsunami, and flood victims in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Sierra Leone.

Since the ISIS invasion into Iraq, IDES has provided incredible support to the Yazidi refugees who fled their homes with only their clothing on their backs. They have provided food, clothing, and supplies necessary for their survival.

By far, this is the best relief organization I have ever worked with. They are sensitive to the need, quick to deliver the help and extremely compassionate.

We are forever grateful,

Jeff Phillips
IberoAmerican Ministries

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Donor

Rating: 5

My church has partnered with I.D.E.S. for the past thirty-three years ~ providing funds to meet hunger needs worldwide,. We appreciate their great stewardship and accountability. Their staff is dedicated and extremely helpful. We are grateful to have such an organization that can not only take food to hungry people but take the gospel to feel their souls as well. If someone wants to assist in a disaster or emergency they cannot go wrong by placing their trust and their offerings in the hands of I.D.E.S.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first became acquainted with I.D.E.S. when Richard Sprague, then Executive Director, came to my church to speak. I became actively involved as a donor when I founded the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger Ministry at Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln,Il in 1984. My brother and several other church members have served on the Board of Directors. In October my church will spnsor the 31st Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger to aid hunger victims worldwide in Jesus' name. All of theproceeds will be sent to I.LD.E.S. for hunger needs. I have experienced for many years the stewardship, dedicatiion, compassion and integrity of the Board of Directors and employees of I.D.E.S. If I could give them a ten star rating I would.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

IDES is the real deal. They have been consistently faithful to their purpose over the long haul. They come through with generous help when it's most needed. They are concerned about accountability and have good ways of making sure their help is truly needed and wisely used. I have known several of the people in leadership for decades, and endorse them unconditionally. I have seen them respond quickly and efficiently to disaster after disaster. I was in Chile when they responded to a devastating earthquake in the 1980s. I was in Joplin when they responded to the F5 tornado in 2011. I have visited many countries where their help has truly been a Godsend. They have helped our ministry complete some publishing projects in disaster and relief situations. They are highly respected within our national fellowship of churches. People who don't know what to do in response to tragedies and disasters can be confident that their gifts to IDES will be used wisely, efficiently and responsibly.
--Phil Casey, Executive Director, Literature And Teaching Ministries

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have personal experience as the leader of a nonprofit organization named JILOA Ministries inc. Our ministry, as well as, others in the ministry of helping others, build relationship on the element of trust. TRUST and integrity is paramount in this relationship with those who bless the work that we do with their hard earned funds. Personally, I have given funds to the work of I.D.E.S. and been the recipient of I.D.E.S. funding as a forwarding agent to benefit foreign missions. I.D.E.S. is an organization of great integrity and can be counted on to be one of the most generous organizations in the world who benefit people with tremendous needs both in the U.S.A. and internationally when there is a need. I.D.E.S. is there when others are not! I.D.E.S. has always been a blessing declaring the light of the Gospel. "It is better to give than receive." John Leech , President: JILOA Ministries Inc.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've heard incredible things about IDES and how they are serving the world for Christ in real and practical ways.

Kathy275

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are forwarding agents for Pyin Christian Childrens Home that Jeremy Leme oversees in Myanmar. IDES has been very supportive with funds for medical, dental, disaster, and evangelistic aid. The work that IDES help Jeremy in that part of the world is amazing and much appreciated. May God continue to bless all the work that IDES takes part in all around the world! Russ & Kathy Hodgman

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our church is not able to send people to every place when a disaster occurs but IDES allows us to easily help people all over the world who are impacted by disasters.

Donor

Rating: 5

IDES is an incredible organization with staff whose hearts must be made of gold. Our church supports IDES when we want to help with disaster relief either in the U.S. or globally. We know that our donation will be well spent.
IDES provides organized relief when disaster victims can barely think of where to start. When one of our Indian missions was hit by the tsunami in 2004, we saw the IDES team step up and make a big difference. We were impressed not only with their relief work, but their heart for the victims as well.
In addition, IDES meets smaller needs which are much less publicized. We have seen this happen many times. Their main concern is always that the Gospel is advanced as physical needs are met.

Marcy Reynolds
Missions Treasurer
Community Christian Church
Fort Scott, Kansas

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

IDES is truly such a blessing. I have been aware of the organization for a couple of years now, and have watched their online presence grow and expand in incredible ways. The content they share is heartfelt and valuable. It is wonderful to be able to see pictures of volunteers as well as the people being served through IDES. We pray for IDES regularly and the work that God is doing with and through them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IDES is the most outstanding organization in the field.
Their comment to their work, the excellent assistant and the passion to help the people in needs are some of the wonderful qualities that make this organization great.
We feel bless to known IDES and to partner with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this organization for almost a year, and am amazed on how much good they do for areas in the US and overseas.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic non-profit. We have had numerous opportunities to work with them for a variety of causes, especially in Pakistan. Their quick response and dedication have made it possible for home rebuilding and refugees programs to be funded for example

Client Served

Rating: 5

IDES has been our great, compassionate and dependable partner in the Lord's harvest work in the Philippines for the last eleven years now.From medical/dental missions (free clinics) in needy and unserved communities, to disaster/emergency and relief missions to Livelihood programs ( donation of sewing machines), IDES provided the much-needed financial resources and encouragement so the affected people, churches and communities can recover, recoup and move forward with their lives.

When super-typhoon "Koppu" (local name 'Lando") hit the Philippines last November 2016 and destroyed thousands upon thousands of hectares of rice fields in the Central Plains of Luzon, and with it the livelihood of tens of thousands of farmers, IDES provided the funds so farmers can have the rice/palay seeds to replant their fields, along with the fertilizers and pesticides to protect the rice plants. One of the farmers who had almost given up hope
in recovering and feeding his family tearfully told our mission workers, " I did not know that there were still people in the United States who are doing this...helping complete strangers." We know he was speaking from the heart, and for all those farmers (and families) who received the valuable seeds/pesticides, and their lives back.

Literally thousands of children/adults who have received free medicines, medical check-ups, dental services, and visual/eye check-ups ( health insurance is virtually non-existent for the poor majority of the population), and free food/lunch with it, come away so encouraged and happy that they have received these blessings.

We/the Harvest for Christ Foundation are so thankful and blessed to have a loving and caring partner in the International Disaster and Emergency Services (IDES). Without their gracious financial support, our reach and ministry for the Lord's harvest work in the Philippines would have been severely hampered and limited.



Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen the personal pride and effort that the leaders of IDES put forth. I have had the privilege to work with IDES on a few occasions as a volunteer. I was able to go with our local church to assist in the building of storage sheds in Henryville, IN a few years ago after a tornado ripped through the area. It was amazing to see how organized things were which allowed me as a non-carpenter the ability to assist with the building of the shed.

Since then I have had the pleasure of working in IDES's workshop where the sheds begin. I worked building the walls of the sheds in order to make a shed kit that is delivered to areas where disasters have occurred for assembly by volunteers in the field. What a great way to provide shelter for the belongings of disaster victims who so desperately need them.

Great job, IDES. You truly are fulfilling Christ's mission to help those in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

IDES is definitely God-sent to us at South Nassau Christian Church in Baldwin, NY. They have helped us in a very timely fashion that goes beyond funds. They sent a coordinator on site who helped us organize and create a center to also extend our help to the community during that difficult time. Time and again, IDES reflects God's love and grace through its ministry. We cannot thank them enough for their dedication to God's work here on earth.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Since the first time we had requested IDES for support for the projects of Harvest for Christ Foundation ( 501C3 approved), they have been always a willing partner in our ministries in the Philippines. We appreciate their due diligence before and after each supported mission. That assures us and their supporters that the funding is used wisely for the ministries of the Lord all over the world. In the Philippines, where we try to help out as much as we can, they have supported projects that helped out build churches destroyed after the strongest hurricane ever to hit land; they helped for seeding project in Luzon after heavy flood; IDES helped in starting project for self support initiatives in poverty stricken areas in the provinces; they help us continue our quarterly medical/dental/vision outreaches in the Luzon area. I am one of the founding organizers of the Harvest Foundation along with my brothers. We thank our almighty Father for the vision and mission of IDES. We fully endorse and support IDES. Jonathan Romulo Harvest for Christ Foundation.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a regular supporter for almost two years. Before contributing I checked IDES out and was impressed by their low overhead. The money I give goes to the people in need. Since becoming a supporter I have seen the numerous ways that IDES responds to disasters both here in the US and abroad. Always, the love of Christ is central to their mission . Recent improvements to their website and social media presence are allowing the stories to be told in a compelling fashion and to a wider audience.

Donor

Rating: 5

So blessed to be able to contribute to a ministry that is meeting both physical and spiritual needs of so many people. Thank you for bringing help and hope to a hurting world!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son in love works for IDES and I have the privilege of seeing the good work they are doing from the inside out. They meet immediate needs and help establish sustainable avenues to meet needs long term as well. They come alongside, feed, build, grow and, most importantly, share Christ with people all over the world and in our own neighborhoods. It is humbling to read about the work they are doing and the people groups they are reaching. Keep up the great work, IDES!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IDES was on the ground immediately after the tornadoes hit Joplin MO and Moore OK twice. The service they provide to residents who have lost everything is vital in their recovery and rebuilding efforts. Our church has worked alongside IDES to help provide relief on several occasions. In addition to that our church supports them financially on a regular basis. It is a blessing to partner with a relief organization that is a faithful steward of their resources. The bottom line is that hurting people are helped in the name of Christ.