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COMPASSION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL

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Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Compassion Services International exists to offer help and hope to people living in desperate situations around the world. We want to be the hands and feet of Christ by helping to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of those who are suffering. CSi does this by providing Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Aid, Medical Support, and Education around the world. These endeavors not only help to meet immediate physical needs but it also opens doors for the love of Jesus to be displayed and the gospel to be shared. From Him To Them, Through Us.

Target demographics: People around the world who have suffered the affects of natural disasters, who live in areas where there is an ongoing hunger crisis, lack of clean water and inadequate medical care.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of the worlds most vulnerable citizens in the United States and abroad

Geographic areas served: Globally

Programs: Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Aid, Medical Support, and Education. Bringing Hope and Help to the nations

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174 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

kencan

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are missionaries in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Compassion is readily available to help in times of crisis. For example, we are the third poorest country in the world, most of our villages suffer for lack of grain. Compassion as send funds on regular basis for distribution. They are integral, professional and compassionate.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We live in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Being the 3rd poorest nation in the world there are many humanitarian needs. In May 2015 we were experiencing extreme drought in our villages. Cattle and other livestock were dying and the people were suffering. There was nothing to eat as the ground turned completely to red clay and sand. Compassion acted immediately sending the much needed funding to buy grain. They were efficient in their paperwork and expedited the funds professionally. They simply, "saved lives".

Haylee M.

Donor

Rating: 5

My review may not be the most detailed, as I have only been blessed to give on occasion, not to join any of the missions, but I have met those in charge and let me tell you, they are genuine people.

I gave a donation to their cause at a booth set up at the last NAYC (national american youth congress) and before I ever gave I had many questions and they were so kind and willing to answer all my questions.

After giving I was automatically subscribed to an email newsletter (I could unsubscribe at any time) showing what CSI does and how they do it and what my money helped with.

They are an on the scene kind of charity, asking for volunteers to go on mission's trips to give medical aide in disaster areas.

Earthquake? They're there. Tsunami? They're there. Flooding? They're there.

They are currently seeking donations to help Louisiana flood victims rebuild their homes.

Most charities are kind of shady, you're not sure how much of what you give actually goes to help people, but I believe in this charity.

Donor

Rating: 5

This team goes around the world offering aid after disasters. I have seen raw footage of staff members offering medical treatment and providing food--a tremendous cause. Their donation process is easy to use and the staff is dedicated to a noble effort. This is my favorite of all the charities I support.

Donor

Rating: 5

CSI does a fantastic job with the resources available to them and is exceptional at keeping donors updated re the progress of their various projects.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been on a few mission trips and the JESUS film is the most productive at winning souls. The miracles that happen prove GOD has His hand on them. and still works miracles today.

Donor

Rating: 5

Members that serve in this nonprofit really are humble and sacrificial

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazingly low overhead, almost all of your $ gift gets to the place you are looking to give, this is practically unheard of! CSI also collects and delivers other types of material donations to specific needs in specific areas. They have often been able to get into places and help during a natural disaster where no one else can. Thank you for all you do!

A.J. D.

Donor

Rating: 5

We love supporting worthy causes through CSI. They are trustworthy and reliable.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love working with CSI because almost every dollar goes to the prupose rather than a lot of administration expense.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great group that makes an impact on the ground in real situations. I appreciate their commitment to maximizing their impact by minimizing their administrative costs. I'm confident when I give, that the people who need help are going to receive it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CSI sponsors worthy projects around the world while maintaining low operating costs. I love that they have smaller projects that you can contribute to and make a big difference in an individual's life.

Linda382

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is truly worthy of recognition. They embody their name Compassion. Whether it is assisting with a domestic or international disaster or assisting with an individual, they show compassion.

They also keep donors informed which helps us know how the money is spent. I trust this organization to steward the money donated wisely.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went with this group to the Dominican Republic. The trip changed my life. We worked very hard and treated around 600 people. Missionaries were great to work with. Our directors and leaders of the trip were motivational and inspiring. I will go on another trip with this organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot go into the countries that have been hit with disasters. But, my brothers and sisters in the Lord are going and have been doing amazing things with mine and other folks charitable donations. They are helping and doing what God would want us to do. This is why I love to support Compassion Services International

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Donor

Rating: 5

I like to donate to CSI because I know my money is actually helping the cause I'm donating for.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Compassion Services International is just as it's name states, full of compassion. they respond to emergency situations sometimes sooner than a government agency, making a difference in many lives during vulnerable times. It a nonprofit that I choose to support financially because I know that my money is wisely vested, and overhead costs kept as low as possible.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CSI enables and equips individuals to be a part of major opportunities to show compassion and love, in a transparent and dependable way!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization which assesses and assists the needs in times of tragedy.

1 jameskellstrom

Donor

Rating: 5

Effective Organization for getting the resource you give to the need without wasting the resource unnecessarily on top heavy bureaucracy.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hands down the best charity group of this kind out there. Getting your money where it can do the most good for fellow man. This is not a hype based organization, but a service oriented effort making a real difference. Keep up the good work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely the best charity, everyone truly cares about people. From the leaders to all the workers, everyone does it because they want to help others not because they have too. I got to see how much they care first hand, when i volunteered with them a few years ago. Also they are top notch, and very professional.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with CSI in Haiti, summer 2012. Yes even 2 years after the disaster, they were still working to help the many people in need. A true VOLUNTEER organization, that anyone can be proud to be a part of. Whether volunteer, donor, or involved in another aspect of CSI, you won't be disappointed. To this day it remains the one time I really felt I made a difference. Coming home at the end of my time was hard, knowing there was still so much to do. Thankfully CSI continues to send teams there, and around the world, to wherever they are needed.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I believe that Compassion Services International (CSI) has helped in many critical situations in providing disaster relief in many countries. They give freely and work unselfishly.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very happy with their services. Notices to donate are clear and helpful.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have given to worthy compassionate causes several times through Compassion Services International. They have exceptional performance with low overhead. I highly recommend them!

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Donor

Rating: 4

Since I cannot go, it's good to have an organization that I can contribute to that will go and help those who have experienced such tragedies and calamities in their lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Worked with them to bring relief to tornado victims in Moore, OK and South OKC. They assembled a great team of people to give supplies and to help with storm clean up

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Donor

Rating: 5

When there is a crisis, compassion is quick to send email alerts with links that show how I can help. They make it easy to give and later give updates on situations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CSI lends great help through disaster relief, and it is a pleasure to be able to assist them through donations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CSI is great about keeping me updated about how the funds are used. They send regular e mails and video stories that are very inspirational. They communicate about the teams that are leaving for what countries and what goals they set out to accomplish and later how those goals were met; great feedback!
CSI is also prompt in responding to questions about donation receipts and providing a tax statement at the end of the year.
I can tell that these people are very compassionate about what they do for others and are accountable to the people who contribute to their cause ! I am happy to donate to such a great organization!

Thank you CSI for all you do to count for Christ in this present world!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The reason why I am confident to donate to this organization is that I know the people that are helped by my contributions--the services and money given to people in need are real and relevant.
I really liked the ON-SITE video update about the tornado victims in Oklahoma--this video was so well done and allowed contributors to understand the situation, and real needs of people in Real- Life situations. It is COMPASSION IN ACTION --true reaching out to another in need--a hand up, not just a hand out.

Another example that gripped me was the story of how one family in the church in Greece had not eaten any meat in over a year. Due to the economic depression in the country, any food was scarce. To hear the NAMES of families and individual people,-- to see A FACE and a need before me, made giving to this cause a natural and reasonable inclination. The stories helped me to know the people--they became like family to me, but living on the other side of the world. I felt like I was sending a personal package to someone I knew.

To hear the words from this organization that I could send: 'whatever I could contribute'....
helped me to realize I could make a big difference with even a small gift. This attitude of
giving what I could, helped me to feel good about what I could do, and NOT bad about what I could NOT do. I did not act out of guilt, but out of relief and compassion, joyfully knowing that funds would get to where they needed to be, quickly and efficiently!

I trust this organization. I will confidently continue to contribute to Compassion International through the United Pentecostal Church. I look for, and depend on CSI to let me know where the needs are in the world; both here in the United States or abroad, all places are equally represented.
I want to help those in need around me , close and far , and I know this organization will direct my funds into the most appropriate avenues to help the most people possible.

Thank you CSI for helping me to GIVE !

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Donor

Rating: 5

They make it easy to donate to a wide variety of causes, and are on top of crises as they arise. CSI also has a very personal feel to their organization making me feel like I have a voice and helping me know that I can trust them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have the highest respect for Compassion Services International. They are the eyes, ears and hands of help for the hurting and they bring relief to the suffering. They are the connection between those that care and those that are in need. I appreciate their work and the opportunities they provide for compassionate giving. May the Lord continue to bless and use them. Russell

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is one of the few who truly use all funds for the need they are promoting. They are real people making a difference and I am proud to give to this organization. Keep up the great work you are doing , for you are impacting the lives of many for the kingdom of God!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I like it because I'm able to help financially as well as physically traveling there. Many people who are married have to travel together when doing missions work but my husband isn't able to travel at this time and this gives us an opportunity to not only go by giving but I'm able to travel without that restriction.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

CSI does a great job of helping provide relief to those who have suffered loss.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I started an adoption agency and helped set up an orphanage in Nepal five years ago. After the earthquate they sent teams twice to help our children and others in the region. They even provided the resources for them to have provisions should there be another earthquake.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CSI is a wonderful ministry that provides help and hope to those in need around the world. I know several people who have traveled to these different areas with CSI and have listened to their experiences...always tremendously positive.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Compassion Services International goes where the most current needs are ... whether domestic or international and funds appear to be wisely allocated. People you can trust.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization doing excellent humanitarian work around the world wherever major disasters strike.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Grateful for the response of CMI to the OK City tornadoes, especially in view of the fact that our daughter and family live there. Appreciate the work of this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

As a clinician working in Nepal, I observed volunteers from this organisation engaging in risky behaviour, they mean well, but they are not fully trained in disaster relief. Its volunteers are hospital staff, with no experience in the field, going along on a trip, to feel useful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been in Haiti with CSI. They are all about serving those in need! There are no 6 figure incomes for executives or any such foolishness. They put together teams of willing health professionals who finance their own way. Donations made to them go to providing direct needs such as medicines for those served.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am confident in CSI to inform me where there is a need to help the hurting, whether in our own nation or on the other side of the world and in their use of donations they receive to do exactly that to the fullest of their ability. It is truly their mission and calling.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I usually find out about various disasters and needs through their correspondence before I hear about them on the news. They are informative on the needs of others and will let us know how they were able to help.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CSI is an organization that helps a wide diversity of people. They help on international and national levels. Whenever there is a natural disaster CSI is there to help. They communicate a need and follow up with newsletters showing how they were able to help.

Joy_23

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has low overhead and high impact. They are doing great work state-side and internationally.

Donor

Rating: 5

I feel confident when I donate to CSI that my money is being put to good use for the exact purposes it was solicited for. This is a wonderful Christian based organization that does much good around the world! I'm always happy to donate when I receive word of a need CSI is focusing on. They are also prompt in sending donation receipts for tax purposes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was privileged to take a trip with CSI in 2011 to Haiti. I was able to experience service to others like never before. This non-profit works tirelessly to see that a positive impact is made wherever they go. I appreciate their constant effort to make a difference and change lives.

If you have the opportunity to be a part of the work CSI is doing, please do so. Changing lives through service and monetary gifts never grows old.

Thanks CSI for all you do!

Donor

Rating: 5

Worldwife, charity, onsite assistance, hands-on!!

Krista12

Donor

Rating: 5

CSI is a wonderful way for people to be able to help those who need it most.

I love how they allow small donations, which is perfect for people like me, who want to help but do not have a lot to share. Every little bit contributes to the whole, and it makes me feel like I am truly helping out. Plus, they share where my money is working. I donated for tsunami relief and for tornado relief over the past couple of years, and CSI shared the hope and peace that I was able to help give to those who needed it most.

Truly, CSI is a Godsend.

Donor

Rating: 5

Thankful for Compassion Services International. The organization keeps me up-to-date on high-priority needs around the world. I am comforted that the money I donate helps the victims. Compassion is quick to share updates and communications about how our donations are helping others. Thank you Jesus for Compassion Services International.

Donor

Rating: 5

I LOVE getting the email from CSI that says will you help us in this need or crisis... and I get those often. And that tells me that CSI is on top of helping in a lot of major catastrophes that happen, not just here in the states but world wide. They are always sending some type of relief to a situation. It's like they are just hungry to help anyone that needs it. I appreciate CSI's devotion and dedication to the cause!

McQuinns

Donor

Rating: 5

We have supported CSI from it's very beginnings. As a young couple with small children we faithfully gave each week into CSI through our home church, and were so grateful knowing that the funds were being well used. Watching the changes within CSI over the years has not changed our deep regard for CSI we still give as we can afford (we are now church planters and help our local assembly with most of our giving dollars) and only wish we could give more and with more regularly. CSI is always our first choice for gifting our side out local assembly.
Rev and Mrs. Lois McQuinn

Pamela82

Donor

Rating: 5

When we give to Compassion Services International, we are certain that money is spent wisely and appropriately to take care of those in need. There is no other place I would want to place my donations than Compassion Services International.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is my opinion that this organization is reliable, honest, trustworthy, and their staff is hardworking, kind, and willing to help even at the risk of their own plans, comfort, convenience, etc. You can be assured that any funds they receive will be used most judiciously.

Donor

Rating: 5

CSI reaches around the world with the most pressing needs...I know that my monthly contribution is being used properly and is also being put to the best use!...Blessings!!

Gwyn O.

Donor

Rating: 5

Compassion Services International is consistently one of the first responders in crisis situations both in North America and abroad. They have people who step right in to assist in whatever way is needed. For instance, temporary shelter, medical assistance, food, water, clothing and blankets or other necessary items. They also have a great team at the ready to help with the cleanup after a tornado or other disasters. I feel confident that my donations are used for the need.
Gwyn Oakes

Donor

Rating: 5

CSI is a great organization! I feel comfortable donating because I've seen them in action. They have a mobile response team who brings needed items and help after natural disasters and it's easy to donate specifically to a certain area or crisis. Their website is very user friendly and informative.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The team at CSI has a heart for the victims of disaster and to be a blessing to those in desperate need. Their heart drives them to stewardship excellence combined with excellence in delivery.

Donor

Rating: 5

Some help by going some by giving! Not only do the people at CSI help overseas but they are concerned about us right here in the USA. I am thankful for all they do. Some day I hope to be a part of the doing and not just the giving. Thank you CSI!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have given to this charity several times for others who are hurting and in pain. This is one of the best ways the Lord can use people to help others.

Greg37

Donor

Rating: 5

Compassion Services International sends out requests for help within hours of major American and foreign disasters. They truly have a servants heart and do their best to ensure the funds donated get past any greedy hands and into the hands of those in need. 5 stars!

Donor

Rating: 4

I wanted an efficient, effective way of donating for natural disaster relief and Compassion services international was able to do that.

Abraham L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Compassion Services is very careful to properly steward the resources they are given. I took a CSI trip to Oklahoma to help with tornado recovery.

Donor

Rating: 5

As the pastor of a church, we look for organizations that will meet the immediate needs of people experiencing tragedy and not use donated funds to cover the cost of their operating expenses. CSI acts quickly to get funds, services, or materials into the hands of the people who need them most.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I are volunteers in the Medical side of Compassion Services International. This organization goes beyond the call of duty and meets the needs of many individuals, some of whom might not receive care otherwise. I remember working with the CSI team in Haiti after the earthquake- a small child was brought to our clinic because of an earache. Green, oozy puss was draining from the affected ear. My assistant and I were able to clean the ear, inspect the eardrum and make recommendations for healing. If we had not been in that particular village at that time, the child's hearing might have been lost. CSI is truly making a difference in lives! My husband and I are eager to volunteer more!

Donor

Rating: 5

I love compassion services international and have donated twice and will definately be donating again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CSI built a clinic here in Liberia. We see an average of about 500 patients monthly. They also came here with two doctors who served hundred of patients in one week.