Over the past year alone: You helped purchase a plot of land that will soon house a new dairy barn – a home for 30 additional cows. Plus, you helped plant 1,000 trees, which are growing well and producing fruit to supplement the feeding program. You also helped open a new restaurant, The Red Rope. Like our OH! Dairy Store, the restaurant will help provide occupational training to girls rescued from the Red Light district.
When a person is being marginalized, broken down, and then sold by another human being simply for pleasure or financial gain is not ok. Help us move girls toward thriving, not merely surviving every single day. The dream for these girls does not stop here...
Thank you for helping us start the C.H.C. (Community Helping Community) program during COVID-19 to meet the increased need for food in communities in the St. Louis Region. The idea was to engage kind-hearted people to work together to help their hungry neighbors – and strengthen overall community spirit. In less than two years, with your loving support, the impact of this ground-breaking program has exploded!
Because of you, hundreds more girls across the globe were rescued from a life of trauma and abuse. Because of you, thousands more families in St. Louis received essential food. Because of you, hundreds of thousands of people in Africa received life-changing medical care and food. This Gratitude Report is designed to celebrate you...
You never know where you may end up just by taking one small step. then doing it again... I was looking directly into the eyes of women “not yet rescued,” women who were celebrating with their friends the afternoon, but tonight would step back into the doorway of their variegated tin shed— just big enough for a bed—and sell their bodies for $2.
A Generation of Love - Your 2019 Gratitude Report. You are part of a special group of people. When you see someone in pain, broken, and suffering, you stand together and take action. Thank you for being there for the innocent and vulnerable. Over the past year, your caring and compassionate support have saved so many lives. Starving children are now healthy and whole. Young girls have been rescued from a life of sexual slavery.
Because of your faithful prayers and support, we have found a way to never leave another girl behind. Mercy Chapel and Vocational School, once a filthy, rundown brothel, is a beacon of hope to girls trapped in the unimaginable horrors of sex trafficking. Your compassion and willingness to join in our efforts to turn despair into joy has made all the difference in the world in hundreds of precious girls’ lives. We can’t thank you enough.
Your 2018 Annual Report - Your Impact – What an incredible year; filled with many triumphs and tremendous joy! We are very blessed to be the connection between you and those that so desperately need you. Together we served 180,029 people and distributed over 1.28 million lbs. of food! God is Good! Together, we expanded far beyond the walls that house programs and are now proactively involved in the communities we serve.
"I Don't Know Why You [Rescued Me] But You Saved My Life." THANK YOU - One of the greatest needs a human being has is to know that they are loved. That is what keeps bringing them back, sure the food is important but love is more important. To us we may be building a building, or giving food, or drilling a water well -- but to them: it is a miracle. Often times things look impossible...but for us, we ask: "but how are we going to do this?" "REFUSE TO DO NOTHING"
According to Forbes, sex trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world today. How is it possible that this evil continues to spread like a plague relatively unchecked for decades? This is a travesty far beyond what words can describe. Since 2007, Crisis Aid and our partners have worked with girls across the globe trapped in this living hell; their lives shattered and destroyed beyond recognition. Yet through these years, we have been privileged to help over 1,000 of these innocent young girls escape and move toward a new life completely restored and fulfilled!