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International Crisis Aid Inc

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Causes: Human Services, International, International Relief, Job Training, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Victims Services

Mission: SAVING LIVES, SAVING SOULS, AND CHANGING FUTURES.

Results: Crisis Aid has served more than 2 million people worldwide including more than 860 survivors of sex trafficking. Today we serve more than 15,000 people every month in East Africa and Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. We are committed to “helping the helpless” with relief efforts both locally and globally. We equip those who are beyond the crisis to take responsibility by providing programs which train, inspire and move them to independent, self-reliant living. The Crisis Aid Family is large and growing and we invite you who refuse to “do nothing” to join in our mission to impact lives, souls and futures! With your partnership, the prayers and dreams of thousands of children and families will be answered. YOU CAN PROVIDE HOPE TODAY.

Target demographics: Whether it be famine, disease, natural disaster or sex trafficking, Crisis Aid is there SAVING LIVES, SAVING SOULS AND CHANGING FUTURES.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 180,690 people

Geographic areas served: Today Crisis Aid concentrates efforts in East Africa and the United States serving children and families who are in crisis situations.

Programs: nutritional feeding programs; medical clinics; children’s home for orphans and vulnerable children; child sponsorship program; Refuge homes and vocational training programs for female victims of sex trafficking; water wells; children’s programs; disaster relief projects; and more.

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been affiliated with Crisis Aid since inception. I have traveled to two locations where aid is being provided. The use of donations to this organization have direct oversight. I know of no other organization where our donations will have a bigger impact on lives that are in crisis. That is why we continue to stay affiliated with this organization.

We personally know two board members and know that their life style emulates their oversight of this organization. Without reservation we recommend Crisis Aid International.

Attached is a picture I can't forget. These are the shoes of orphans that survived the 2010 Haiti earth quake. Their shoes are drying in the sun after the filth of the earthquake was washed from them. Many other orphans did not survive the earthquake. I have witnessed Crisis Aid providing help to the helpless in areas that larger organizations cannot reach.

Dave and Gaye Bennett, Houston Texas

Donor

Rating: 5

Crisis Aid International is a charity I started supporting as a monthly donor because I believe in their mission to save the lives of the starving children and families, as well as rescue women from a horrific life of the sex trade industry. Over the years I have been able to make a small contribution to their mission and have been able to see the great impact every small and large donation has on the lives of these impoverished people. I also believe Crisis Aid has a true heart to help these people and has been making significant headway on implementing plans to educate the people they are helping so eventually they will be able to help themselves. It is comforting to know the donations I've made are in fact helping people, saving lives and the people who work at Crisis Aid care about each person.
Every person matters, every donation helps and together we can all make a difference!

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to go to a Crisis Aid luncheon last year. We were watching a film on their outreach in Ethiopia, when I learned what the "red tape test" is. Crisis Aid has a red tape, they put around the bicep of the child. They can tell how emaciated the child is, by the circumference of the bicep. In some cases the children were in immediate danger of starving to death, because their little bodies had lost so much body mass. It was terrible to behold, these little kids starving to death. Needless to say, Pat Bradley, founder of Crisis Aid, immediately admitted to the hospital those kids in danger of starvation. This is a charity worth supporting!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Crisis Aid international in one way or another for the last 15 years. The work that they do is simply amazing. They literally are the hands and feet of Jesus by reaching people that no one else will reach and giving people hope that before the interaction with Crisis Aid was living a life of hopelessness. I have watched first hand the compassion and love that they have for people all around the globe that are in desperate situations. Every staff member and volunteer that I have ever come across has a level of integrity and character that is second to none. Every event I have been apart of has been done with a level off excellence in a way that give glory and honor to God. This is organization that I cannot only contribute my time as a volunteer but also my finances knowing it will bring an eternal reward and will go towards helping people in meeting their greatest need.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been familiar with the work of the founders of Crisis Aid, Pat & Sue Bradley, for many years. I have always been immensely impressed with their devotion and sacrifice to those in need, and how they have transferred their personal commitments to an organization that reflects those same values.

In spring of 2017, I was blessed to accompany a small group to witness their efforts and results in East Africa. What an impact they have brought to so many whose lives they transformed and saved! Sex trafficking rescue, job training, basic education, orphanages, well water programs, pediatric hospital, feeding & nutrition programs....the list seems endless.

And their work includes some domestic programs as well as they have found others who have no other place to turn even in our country.

I have every confidence that every dollar I donate is directly helping those in need. And that the impact of that help is more than just keeping them alive, but allowing them to blossom and fulfill their purposes of their lives.

Stephanie Vasquez- G.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and i have been volunteers and donors of Crisis Aid's for about 8 years. What drew us to this organization was not only the amazing work that is being done, but more the integrity and sincerity that the founders walked in. There are a lot of great orgs out there doing a lot of great things, but Crisis Aid and Pat and Sue Bradley stuck out the most with their level of excellence in all they did. They truly seek to serve people to the greatest ability and show the love of Jesus in a way that is inspiring and remarkable. With leaders like that we knew our money would best be served there. And the fruit shows for itself in the amount of lives touched and saved. We are thankful to be a part of it with them and serve others through volunteering and sowing financially. We are forever grateful to have found such an amazing organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned about sex trafficking through Crisis Aid International in 2009. They spoke to our youth group and actually built a replica of a street in Africa so we could get a real "feel" for life in the red light district. It broke my heart. Since then I have supported Crisis Aid monthly. I continue to watch God move and open doors for them to rescue and educate women who had no future before God sent them. Women who were rescued are now teaching other women about Jesus and helping them find a way to freedom!
I am amazed at how much Crisis Aid does with the money they receive. They are very open about their finances and God just seems to multiply the funds like He did the loaves and fishes. People are fed and receive medical help. Girls are rescued and given a new future.
I've spent time talking with Pat and Sue Bradley. They love Jesus and are giving their lives to the hurting. I am honored to be able to support them and the work they are doing both here and in Africa.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I had the incredible experience of going to Africa with International Crisis Aid...the trip has changed my life forever. I was impressed by the extent of their work! They were helping hundreds of girls in the red light district, they operate an orphanage, they do food distributions in remote areas, they sponsor individual children, they operate medical clinics and build wells. It was apparent that this organization has had a widespread impact on the country and an intimate impact on the lives of individuals. There is not a day that goes by where I do not think of the the trip. Its a true example of how individuals with passion and dedication can truly make an impact on the world.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Over the years I have interacted with different non-profits but my best and most rewarding experience has always been with Crisis Aid. I have seen Crisis Aid in action first hand as a volunteer and continue to be impressed with the compassion and regard for the individual with which the staff operates and executes their programs. As a donor I want my money to count towards what matters, saving and improving lives. Having interacted with the president and the staff I have the utmost confidence that every penny donated to the organization is carefully spent. And, more importantly, the organization expects (and can point to) specific results from their programs. A great organization to support!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am now into my second year "with" ICA first just as a donor and now as a volunteer. I live in Australia so the impact from this organisation is truly global. If you are looking to support an organisation with a big heart to help, the guts to do it and financial integrity this is the one.

2 Juliann T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with and supporting Crisis Aid International since 2002 and in all that time Pat Bradley and the Crisis Aid staff have shown an unfailing love for the hopeless and hurting and a truly relentless desire to 'save lives, save souls and change lives', even at great risk to their own. I've seen so many lives saved and changed for the better over the years and look forward to seeing many more transformed in the years to come. Not only is Crisis Aid International faithful to the mission, they are faithful stewards of the funding they receive; consistently using funds responsibly and where it can have the greatest impact. If you're looking for an organization that truly makes a real and lasting impact, both in the U.S. and abroad, you don't need to look any further than Crisis Aid International!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have wholeheartedly supported ICA since 2002 and went on a medical mission with them in 2008. I was so moved by their work there I was inspired to write a book about it (Where There Is No Comfort: Seven Days in Ethiopia). They are making a real and lasting difference in the world by saving and transforming lives and bringing hope where there is none.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Crisis Aid is a wonderful organization, helping those locally and overseas. I have personally seen those being helped in Ethiopia by this organization. It is a wonderful program that our whole family loves being a part of.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It's amazing what GOD has done and is doing through Crisis Aid International. The staff is very caring and friendly, they always call us to thank you in person. They also let us know all the updates in their programs to help the helpless. May GOD continue to bless this ministry to spread the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been acquainted with this organization for close to six years and I have nothing but great things to say about them. They have the highest integrity of any organization out there. Their purpose is to help those who can't help themselves and they do this with excellence! In my opinion this is a charity that you can contribute to knowing that the money you donated will be used with utmost care.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pat and Sue have done an amazing job of making ICS donations go a very long way. I know this because i get regular updates from them on the progress that is being made in the lives of so many people across the World. This non-profit is not for the faint of heart: 1) one of the first responders to the most remote regions that have fallen victim to natural disasters with the most basic needs attended to, 2) brings food and water to families in famine or drought struck regions, 3) brings medical care to untreated illness and 4) provides safe passage, builds safe houses and rehabilitation for victims of sex trafficking.
It takes great faith and a special calling to enter some of these regions and be a true force for change as well as a light of hope among such difficult circumstances. I am proud to donate to a Christian-based mission that transparently shows the true impact of donations - and brings life and light into the lives of so many. God bless them both and the staff that supports their efforts.

Donor

Rating: 5

Transparency, effectiveness, efficiency. As a donor to many different ministries and foundations, ICA consistently has exceeded my expectations. I have confidence in Pat and Susan and Dane that when funds are needed and utilized that good stewardship prevails. Whether gently assuming responsibility of a St Louis inner city ministry or attending the weddings of young Ethiopian ladies rescued from slavery, this ministry does it right!

Donor

Rating: 5

We have never felt more confident in giving our finanicial support to an organization. We are so Thankful to be able to be apart of some of the amazing God things that ICA is doing around the world. ICA doesn't just see needs or problems to fix they see people and they start there. ICA loves God's children well!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization. Confidence that funds are spent for purposes intended. administrative expense is kept at bare minimum, good communication on projects, Director and Board Members personally involved, and do projects where others may not go.

John60

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been donors to ICA for more than 7 years and I have been on 3 missions to Ethiopia with Pat. We know and trust their work. Sue and Pat, and everyone associate with ICA are great. They are doing Christ's work here on earth.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia during the mid-70's and was excited about the opportunity to get involved with Pat and Sue Bradley and ICA. My wife and I have been donors for for more than 5 years and I have participated in 3 mission trips as a journalist to Ethiopia with ICA; the most recent in May 2011, with our son. ICA is an excellent organization, doing wonderful work in Ethiopia. I only wish that we could do more to support their mission.

Donor

Rating: 5

My friend Sherie and her son visited Ethiopia several years ago. From her experience, meeting Pat Bradley, she and her son each adopted a child from Ethiopia. Sherie shared the details of her trip, from having a party with the girls at the orphanage, to visiting where the people International Crisis Aid supports, and even the sex trafficking area. I really felt for the people there and the children. Sherie really sold me. She start showing me pictures of girls (I'm partial to girls, I have 3 daughters) I could sponsor. I prayed about it, and then decided to do it. I love the letters I get from International Crisis Aid and from Kalkidane. I know if I had to live like they do, I couldn't do it. It's the least I can do, to support a child.