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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

182 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am writing to ask you to please give your support to I.D.E.S. Throughout the last few years I have had the pleasure of witnessing their work firsthand. From packing food, to overseas delivery, to late night conversations, to powerful moments in prayer, I can tell you that they deeply care for the people they serve.
I.D.E.S. needs three things from you: prayer, money, time. Please pray for the team as they do the Lord's work around the world. Please support them financially so they can do more than dream big; they can serve big. Finally, please visit their headquarters and spend the day packing food with them. Listen to their stories and the testimonies of those who benefit directly from their work.
I.D.E.S. is worth investing in because they are working hard to care for God's greatest creation: people.

Ashley B.18

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They work around the world to help people in their time of most need with love, healing, and the message of The gospel I am privileged to have worked along side IDES in Haiti and would love to again.

Jamie B.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been able to work with IDES on several occasions by participating in meal packing events. I’ve lead youth group trips to the IDES facility to pack meals, was involved with a pack at our church camp, and also join in packs held at different churches. One summer our church camp partnered with IDES and took a mission trip to Haiti where we were able to see first hand how these meals are used to bless many families. I also love that they not only provide much needed food they also share the love and good news of Jesus.

Donor

Rating: 5

IDES is a terrific resource providing both help for individuals, groups and organizations experiencing trauma due to disasters and opportunities for churches and individuals to provide a meaningful helping-hand to sisters and brothers in Christ who need to know that they are not alone. Churches and individuals can be confident that their support of IDES is making a kingdom difference.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has been associated with IDES for many years. We have been on mission trips with them and personally know their work through extreme disaster situations. This is one mission I know spends and sends 100% of designated gifts to where they are designated. They have a servant's heart.

Donor

Rating: 5

IDES has been a wonderful group to support over the years. We always know 100% of our gift is going to be used towards the mission we name. They make it a family by calling us personally and thanking us for the gift. Their website is so easy to hop on and give!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Matthew I was in a flood from hurricane ida and my whole apartment got flooded I mean all my stuff gotten flooded most of my stuff got damaged my number is 818-515-8968 how can I get help

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became acquainted with IDES a few years ago and have just been continually impressed with every interaction I've had with them. My youth group loves serving at their facility in Noblesville and we've done several meal packs at different locations as well. I also worked for a mission partner of theirs and helped with the grant process which helped our ministry in Zimbabwe. They're one of the best!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am not physically able to work. BUT, I like IDES because I pray over the daily calendar from IDES. Also, I keep an atlas by my chair so I can look up the countries and the USA cities. I serve GOD with money, prayers, evangelism, and practical life needs. IDES meets my ministry goals. from Pauline

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been blessed to serve at IDES this summer as an intern. I didn't know much about IDES before coming but I quickly saw how they genuinely care about the mission and care for all of the people who help out in the process. I have never seen a nonprofit so devoted to the power of prayer. The staff has been beyond encouraging in helping me learn and gain new experiences while I am here this summer. I am so willing to give my time and money to IDES because I know that it will be used to help those hurting and in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IDES is a ministry that I have been acquainted with my entire life. I have been blessed to be able to play a role in the ministry here in the United States and internationally.

Growing up, I attended the Harvest of Talents, a program put on by churches utilizing any talents the congregation had to create things to sell in order to raise funds for world hunger. In 2018, I was able to see the fruit of IDES work on a mission trip to Haiti. IN 2020 and now in 2021, I have been able to serve as an intern for IDES. Through these internships, I have been able to see the interworkings behind IDES.

The truth is that this organization is dedicated to further the kingdom. The entire board and staff are constantly pursuing a deeper connection with Christ in order to be able to pour the Lord's love and compassion on anyone they meet. There is an integrity that has been built into the foundation of IDES and allows the ministry to serve in such a vast manner.

I don't think I could ever finish stop sharing about the ministry of IDES.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been serving along side with IDES for almost 20 years as an coordinator in SE Asia. I have seen suffering people received aid, hunger people are fed, patience received medical kits, the burning houses were repaired, poor people received blankets and jackets, the gospel was shared among nonbelievers, bible is given and local evangelists were trained to serve their own people. Many precious souls turned to Christ. I personally met the directors of IDES and some other staff leaders. Their humble minds and loving hearts inspired me in such unique ways. I always thankful to God for IDES!

Tina B.8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IDES has partnered with us for almost 20 years. Their professionalism and commitment to showing and sharing the love of Jesus through local partners has opened many doors for ministries like ours. We appreciate the partnership and friendship of IDES and those that donate to make their ministry possible. Thanks to Rick, Randy, Jody and the whole IDES team for the impact you have on the lives of those on the margins!

Gregory A. H.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served IDES as a member of the board for a little over twenty years, the early years with the founder, Milton Bates, a man with a heart for the hurting. During my time with IDES I have seen God bless it with wonderful growth as an organization and the number of victims of disasters and hurting people that IDES has helped both physically and spiritually through the efforts of the staff, churches, missionaries, volunteers, and faithful donors. It is a personal blessing to be a part of this great work for the Lord.
Greg

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to be associated with IDES for more than 30 years but especially as a missionary to war torn-Kosovo for twenty years. During that time I had personal experience with several nonprofits operating in Kosovo, many of them Christian organizations. Sadly I was VERY disappointed, even disillusioned by too several of them due to their often wasteful spending on large salaries, benefits, big vehicles! By comparison I cannot imagine a more efficiently run organization than IDES! They provided numerous emergency funds in response to many different critical needs over the years. They respond yes or no very quickly and they make sure they give directly where it is needed most and only through missionaries or workers on the ground they trust. If all nonprofits operated like IDES so much more good could be done in this world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

IDES is a fantastic organization and ministry!!! I have known about IDES for many years, but I had never worked directly with them. I just spent two full days there helping pack 260,000 meals to send to Haiti. The packing system was well-organized and was even arranged in a way to adhere as much as possible to provide safety from COVID exposure and still complete the mission of providing food for Haiti. Every single staff member I encountered during those two days was phenomenal in guiding us through the GAP (God Always Provides) Food Pack. They are all very kind and compassionate and definitely have a passion for the service and ministry they provide to hurting communities. Jody (GAP Director) was so kind and had limitless energy for two days to achieve the goal of the meals. It is obvious this organization deeply loves Jesus and wants nothing more than to glorify and honor God by being used by Him to care for His children in their darkest day. I am looking forward to the next time I can serve with this ministry!!

2 Sheila P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IDES has been part of our church's missions giving for over 25 years! They are truly front line workers and first responders! Whether it's a famine or a natural disaster, they are immediately in contact with local churches or missionaries to see where the needs are and how they can meet them. They are quick with disaster response measures when needed, and yet use great knowledge and experience to plan and prepare for events ahead of time by having supplies and materials ready and available. They are also very welcoming to letting others aid them as volunteers to go to damaged areas, prepare meal packs, etc. IDES is also very family-friendly. They have programs for children's VBS programs and allow for volunteers of most any age group to contribute their time and talents. Giving to IDES is also varied and creative, by designating funds to specific events or the purchasing of items to benefit those directly affected by disaster, storm, famine, or even for community development and evangelism. Praise the Lord for IDES and their commitment to give help and hope to a hurting world!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hurricane Irma caused havoc to our church building. IDES stepped up to help immediately. The picture below is our completed project. IDES was such a blessing. Rick and Nancy Jett as well as the entire IDES team were so cooperative. We now support IDES monthly and look forward to increasing that amount yearly. I cannot say enough good things about IDES. They are a major blessing to New Hope.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

IDES is a wonderful organization, run by folks who truly care about helping others. Their meal-packing operation is fun, efficient, and run in a VERY safe manner!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have lead multiple volunteer works teams in the US and internationally to help IDES with their disaster relief efforts. They do an amazing job partnering with a local church in the disaster area and giving the church the support and encouragement to make a long term impact on their community. IDES understands it is more than coming in and providing some clean up or build a few sheds or replace a few roofs. The victims of the disaster need more than just a repaired roof. They need someone like the local church to give them hope for the future. This is why I look forward to every opportunity to serve with IDES.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was recently involved in a food packing event at IDES. Packing dry food stuff for targeted missions. The event was well organized and executed. I know IDES to be one non-profit to whom you can donate and know that funds go directly to urgent causes PLUS their mission is to bring the soul saving good news of Jesus to those who don't know Him.

2 Tom L.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known of IDES and been a fan of their work for many years. Over the past couple of years I have had the opportunity to volunteer with them in a variety of ways and on numerous disaster relief projects. They really do take help and hope to people in the midst of their need. As a volunteer, I feel they communicate well regarding their mission, their expectations, and the nature of the work needing done. Their model of partnering with local churches in a disaster area helps them to not only identify real needs, but it creates a local connection that those receiving help can turn to even after IDES has completed their work. I think so highly of the work IDES is doing that I joined them in storm damage cleanup in Iowa, then a few weeks later helped with relief efforts following Hurricane Laura, then joined them for another week following Hurricane Delta. I could go on, but my best recommendation would be for you to volunteer with them as soon as you can and if you can't, then financially support their work in the best way you can!

2 Ann S.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people who run this organization are the real deal who operate with compassion and understanding. They are quick to help in domestic and international arenas.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have a long history with IDES. My father helped Myron Bates financially set up the organization and file for 501c3 status. I witnessed first hand the excellent work done thru the local churches to victims of tornados, hurricanes, floods, famine, and various disasters, natural and man made in the US and around the world. After Mr. Bates retired, his son-in-law and daughter, Rick and Nancy Jett, took the helm and expand the benevolent ministry in dynamic ways. The genius of this ministry is its dedication to raise their own ministry operating funds so that every donated dollar given for the disaster by donors will 100% be used to meet the needs, efficiently and effectively. They partner with local churches to handle distribution in their locality. “ Boots on the ground” know how to best how to put the funds into the correct hands. It works. I am proud to recommend this ministry.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have relied on IDES for more than 25 years to alert me to needs victims of disaster have around the world. Then they are there to give the resources I am able to share to help people. Their ethical and efficient way of handling money makes them my first responder partner.

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Donor

Rating: 5

IDES is a non-profit that has maintained a laser focus on their mission and does so with utmost integrity. Their ministry directly leads to the unity of the universal church.

Whenever there is a natural disaster, they are immediately there to offer help and hope. I believe that their strongest asset is that they look at things holistically and embody the whole gospel by addressing physical and spiritual needs.

I always know that whenever I give my money it will go directly towards those in need. If you are looking for a way to offer help and hope to the brokenness of the world, I highly recommend connecting with this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with IDES for several years in its Harvest of Talents program through my local church. The integrity, commitment, and support provided by the staff have demonstrated that this organization truly serves others in Jesus' name.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am associated with another ministry called Asia Christian Services. I am the liaison from ACS to IDES regarding grant requests for churches in Southeast Asia. The timeliness of the response and the generosity of their grants is exemplary. Those who receive the grants live a third-world existence, and have been especially hard-hit by the pandemic. They actually may be sitting in their villages suffering from slow starvation. IDES has been overwhelmingly generous in granting funds to provide relief, and in this way saving numerous lives and being a faithful witness for Christ. My impression of the ministry is entirely positive. The result of the contributions they make to those in need is overwhelmingly significant.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

IDES is a caring organization. They have big hearts for all. They are in tune with emergencies around the world. Our church raises money through our Harvest Of Talents bazaar. All sales and donations go toward IDES projects. No funds are used for day to day expenses. Much of the labor is volunteer, whether building sheds for tornado or hurricane victims, filling rice packets to feed hungry, or sending crews to clean up devastated areas.

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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.

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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.

2 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.