Community Helping Community

Community Helping Community

COMMUNITY HELPING COMMUNITY

Community Helping Community was born in response to the vulnerable and millions who have lost their jobs and the ability to provide for their family in light of COVID – 19.

We bring hope, dignity, and tangible expressions of Love to empower individuals, families, and other organizations to do the same.

Community. It shares a sense of belonging, partnership, support, connection, and fellowship. While recovering from the effects of COVID-19, that sense of community is needed more than ever as many people have lost their source of income, experienced the loss of a loved one, or have felt loneliness on a new level. As members of your community, we refuse to do nothing and we invite you to refuse to do nothing. If you or someone you know is in need, we are here to show love, be love, and be a blessing through giving. Together, making a difference.

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a 2020 Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Sex Trafficking is Like a Ravenous Disease That is Destroying the Very Fabric of Our Country

Sex Trafficking

Amy is finally healing and moving forward with her life. She continues going to the police station whenever she can to visit with her Crisis Aid mentor. Frequently, Amy talks to the police officers about her life and any safety concerns she still has. She told us, “I feel safe here now and know I can always get help.” This is what you are doing for this young girl and others like her. You are stepping in and helping them when they need it most. Through your new Crisis Aid office in the police station, you are always there – helping before it is too late. Thank you for your continued support for girls like Amy. And thank you for allowing us to be the ones who help you reach out to them.

Pat and Sue

God bless you, Pat & Sue Bradley

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Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a 2019 Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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The World I See – 2019 – Crisis Aid

The World I See

“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” 

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Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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A Life Worth Fighting For

Life Worth Fighting For
Life Worth Fighting For
A Life Worth Fighting For

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!

Do you remember Asha from your September 2017 Newsletter? She is the young girl that was sold by her parents to a local witch doctor when she was just a child. Her life was completely destroyed; her childhood hopes and dreams shattered! While her restoration was lengthy, it was well worth it.

This year Asha is planning to get married! She chose the date her parents sold her to be her wedding date. Sue and Pat Bradley will have the privilege of walking her down the aisle. WOW! What a story of restoration! We are humbled and blessed to be a part of this young girl’s life.

While Asha has grown and flourished, Danielle is a young girl whose journey of restoration is just beginning. When she was only 15, she ran away from her home where she was being sexually abused and beaten. For over 8 years Danielle has been living in cars, sleeping on benches, and being passed from pimp to pimp for trade and profit.

Danielle found a church who told her about your Refuge Home. They immediately called Crisis Aid, and we welcomed her into our safe home just this month. When she first walked in she looked like a frail and frightened child.

We gave her a tour of her new home and she broke down in tears. She just sobbed, “I’ve never had a bed before.” The shame she was feeling was overwhelming. We just held her and cried with her. Danielle’s story of restoration is just starting. Her journey will be hard, but if she stays with it, those years of abuse and neglect will be transformed.

Praise God, Danielle and Asha did not fall through the cracks as do so many. There are literally millions of young girls at serious risk, but with your support, we can help rescue those within our sphere.

We are grateful that you care and want to help rescue these girls from their nightmare.

Please do not let precious girls like Danielle or Asha fall through the cracks. Show them that someone cares. Help them dream again by being a part of their miraculous rescue. Taking a step is easy; help create awareness, become an advocate, hold a fundraiser, become a monthly partner. Dream big. The possibilities of what you can do to help these victimized girls are only limited by your imagination.

Thank you for your love, support, and prayers over the years.

God Bless You,
Pat and Sue
Pat & Sue Bradley

Here Are Some Ways You Can Help Toward Meeting Our Needs Today

East Africa

• Provide schooling through the Vocational Training Center for 10 girls: $7,500

• Sponsor a girl’s graduation and provide seed money to start a new life: $650

 

United States

• Add an additional bed for one year to help more girls: $23,000

• Refurbish a bedroom for a girl: $1,400

Thank You For Caring. Your Generosity Makes A Big Difference.

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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U.S. Refuge Home – A Taskforce Impact

Taskforce US Refuge

Crisis Aid is one of a few organizations in the world which have a physical full-time presence in a police department to support victims of sex trafficking.

I had given up. I had prayed for God to make sure my family knew I loved them. Because I knew I’m gonna die here and my family is never going to know what happened so me.” “But you guys helped me get out. You saved my life, you actually saved my life.”   — Karen

Since December 2012, through our U.S. Refuge Home, our partners have enabled us to help more than 170 girls rescued from sexual slavery.

Every single day Crisis Aid is working hand in hand with law enforcement, medical professionals and other community first responders to offer safety, healing, and support to these precious young girls. Together, we are providing them a brand new life!

Sex trafficking is not just street crime. Victims today are now targeted through social media. They are wooed, then manipulated and coerced to the point of forced sexual slavery.

In response, we have expanded our crisis intervention services with an office located in a specialized police unit that investigates sex trafficking. We now work with victims the moment they are identified with emotional support, safety planning, and identifying resources they desperately need.

The increased advocacy plays a vital role in the solution to ending sex trafficking but we need your help.

With more girls in need of being rescued, we need more space to provide a safe home and give these precious girls hope, healing, and restoration.

“REFUSE TO DO NOTHING”

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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THEN AND NOW – Feeding Starving Children

Dec 2018 Newsletter Then and Now

Thank you. As you look through these pictures, know that YOU are one of the special individuals that made these life-saving transformations possible. The smiles on these mothers’ faces say more than we could ever express with words. Their children are thriving today because of your generosity.

God bless you – and THANK YOU!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Pat and Sue

Pat & Sue Bradley

 

PS: It is your giving that makes all of this possible.

Precious lives hang in the balance.

Please Consider Making A Gift Today

 

Then and Now

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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The Tesifa Project

 

It seems like just yesterday we were starting off with a 2-pound bag of rice, determined to do more than just watch as people literally starve to death. You took up that challenge with us, and look where we are today over 2.7 million people served worldwide! And all because of YOU!

The dream does not stop here. It continues to grow and to expand far beyond today.  It reaches into the lives of these precious people for years to come. We are determined to help the people of East Africa make a permanent “life-giving” change for themselves and their families. Our goal is to provide them with opportunities they never had.

Asha

Asha’s Death From Starvation Broke Us

THE NEED

As you know, abject poverty consumes the eastern region of Africa where we work. We see it every day; children at risk of starvation. This was the cruel reality we saw when we first met Asha. Her death from starvation broke something in us, and the phrase refuse to do nothing took on a stronger, more urgent meaning. We began to see the root cause of this issue clearer than ever before.

Addressing abject poverty is not just about feeding, it is about changing the culture. The people in this region have lived in extreme poverty for so long, they don’t even know there is another way of life. But there is.

No parent should ever have to watch their child die from starvation!

 

THE VISION 

THE TESIFA PROJECT

The vision is to bring an end to abject poverty in this region of East Africa. Our objective is to provide opportunities to people who literally have none; giving them a better way of life through a sustainability program known as the Tesifa Project. This is a multifaceted, long-term project designed to save lives, create jobs, and operate as a comprehensive training program for agriculture and dairy. It will also provide an income stream to offset operational costs.

Through the Tesifa Project, Crisis Aid’s staff in East Africa will work with the people in this region.  Show them, Teach them, and Walk alongside them as they learn how to work effectively within the fields of both agriculture and dairy. Once this is accomplished, those in the program will be provided with their own starter calves and high-quality starter plants. This will eventually branch out to neighboring villages through a cooperative (co-op) structure.

Now the transformation begins; a new way of life for the people and their families for generations to come.

Watch The Answer Come To Life

 

WHERE WE ARE TODAY 

The components of the Tesifa Project are; an existing Feeding Program, a Medical & Stabilization Clinic, a Dairy Operation, and an Agricultural Demonstration Farm. To date:

  • 15 acres of land associated with the feeding program has been purchased.
  • Water well is being dug: projected to be completed by the end of the year
  • Dairy Barn that will hold 40 dairy cows is fully operational with water, heat, light, and cows.
  • More than 20 heads of pregnant cattle have been purchased and are producing milk and bio-gas.
  • The Bio-Gas system is now operational
  • Pediatric Hospital is slated to open in the 2nd Quarter of 2020. This will include a 5-year growth plan toward a fully operational pediatric hospital and surgical unit. There are no other hospitals or usable clinics available in the are for the poor.

 

THE GOAL 

Build and implement an income-generating legacy minded holistic solution to extreme starvation and poverty in this region. It is vitally important to stabilize the children in this region while the remaining elements are built.  

We need your help. We are asking that you search your heart, and to be a part of their solution. The Pediatric Hospital is nearing completion and with Covid-19 we are doubling down on efforts to open early in order to stem the tide of lives being lost in the communities we serve. There is no financial gift too small or too big! Every gift matters.

  • 3 floors of the Medical Clinic are completed and are in the process of being outfitted for daily operations.
  • The OH! Dairy farm is nearing full capacity and producing both Milk and Bio Gas with 40 cows. We are beginning to expand the scale of this operation.
  • The first phase of the agricultural demonstration farm has begun clearing the land and putting healthy coffee trees and rotation crops in.

Producing change for generations to come is not easy. But it is working and already we are seeing the long-term benefits and reduction in extreme starvation among the hundreds of families we are already serving. Working together in unison, we are making this model a reality. We are excited to give you updates on the lives you have changed through the Tesifa Project.

WILL YOU GIVE TODAY?

We thank God for you every day and pray His richest blessings on you.  Never doubt, you have made a tremendous impact on this world by continuing to refuse to do nothing!  

God Bless You
Pat & Sue Bradley
Founders, Crisis Aid International

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Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Thank You For Giving To Mercy Chapel Vocational Center Graduates

Mercy Chapel Graduates 1

More than 140 Girls have now graduated!!!

Girls who once were trafficked and trapped in the red light district, have GRADUATED from Crisis Aid’s Mercy Chapel Vocational Center with a degree designed to support them for the rest of their lives! These girl’s lives are not only saved but free! Free with a new future, hope, and healing.

Thank you for giving the gift of hope and freedom to these girls in desperate need!

Here are Pat and a few of the girls in their own words wanting to say:  Thank you!

We are committed to seeing each girl thrive.

As a partner of Crisis Aid, you are helping us help hundreds of girls in need! Together, we are making a difference.

Background:

148 girls graduated in November 2018 after dedicating a year of their lives toward learning a vocation. We are so very proud of them!

The cost to graduate is $350 per girl. This includes required fees, cost of the event, and seed money for their future.

We are currently developing plans to serve more girls in need and trapped in the red-light district without hope of rescue. Will you continue to partner with us to save more lives, more souls, and change more futures?

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Jengo’s Story – Hope For Tomorrow

September 18 Newsletter

Meet Jengo. This is the beginning of his story, not the end.

The day started off like any other day. We were headed to a local village to check on children that had been part of our feeding program. After driving several miles we got out and started walking down an old dirt road. As we rounded a corner, sitting alone on an empty grain sack, was a very frail little boy — dirty, malnourished, and crippled.

A young man came along and placed the small, frail boy on his knee. We learned that this young man was Jengo, the boy’s 18 year old brother.

Their parents had died and Jengo was raising four younger brothers all by himself. As they gathered around Jengo, we were inspired by his obvious love and resolve to care for his family. While talking with them, we realized that the crippled little boy suffered from a twisted spine and had no access to medical care.

The villagers knew that Jengo could not work and take care of his siblings alone, so they arranged a marriage with a local girl. She soon became pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl. Now, there were seven in this household.

Jengo’s occupation as a day laborer might earn him 500 a day, if he was lucky. How could this teenager care for a family of seven on 500 a day? This family could not survive by living the way their parents did — as day laborers, just scraping by, always hungry, helplessly watching as family members slowly waste away.

Obviously, this was a major crisis.

Together We Are Making A Difference. We are taking Jengo’s crippled brother to a skilled doctor that we believe can greatly improve his condition. Our dream is to see him running and playing with other children in the near future. Jengo is now working for Crisis Aid delivering food to needy villages. At long last, he deservedly has a way to support and take care of his entire family.

Together we can take care of so many more families that are in crisis! We cannot do this work without you — you are crucial to helping the helpless. Please continue to be the answer to their prayers! And thank you for allowing us to do what we do.

Choose to do something today to help others

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Mercy Chapel Graduation

Graduation

Girls, still trafficked in the red light district, are GRADUATING from Crisis Aid’s MERCY CHAPEL Vocational Center with a degree designed to support them for the rest of their lives! These girl’s lives are not only saved but free! Free with a new future, hope, and healing.

We invite you to be a part of their celebration!

 

This video highlights exactly what happens at the graduation. A graduation like none other.

We are committed to seeing each girl thrive.

As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help hundreds of girls in need! Together, we are making a difference.

Background:

127 girls will graduate this November after dedicating a year of their lives toward learning a vocation. We are so very proud of them!

The cost to graduate is $350 per girl. This includes required fees, cost of the event, and seed money for their future.

Funding has been secured for over half of these precious girls, but there are still 60 waiting to be sponsored.

What is Urgently Needed Today:
The cost to graduate is $350 per girl (or an additional $21,000 for the complete graduation).
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Time is running out, you can help make their dreams come true today!

PLEASE GIVE TODAY

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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