2017 Annual Report

Annual Report 2017

2017 was a year blessed by God and you.

You literally came to the rescue of people you have never met. You selflessly stepped out and became their hero… the difference between life and death for many of them and an answer to many desperate prayers. They may never have the privilege of knowing you, but we do, and we THANK YOU for being that life-giving answer for them. Below is a list of what you helped make possible this past year…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017

We served 237,777 people and distributed over 1.68 million pounds of food!


EAST AFRICA

Nutritional Feeding Programs

• Served 133,402 people, including 20,817 severely malnourished children, a total of 8,004,120 supplementary meals (1,571,808 pounds)

Health Programs

• Treated 29,159 patients

• Through Hand of Hope Medical Mission Trip, an additional 3,306 patients were treated

Child Sponsorship Programs

• Sponsored 105 children with food, clothing, school supplies, and other essentials (all children were from the community, Children’s Home, and your Safe Homes)

Children’s Home

• Provided a loving home for 30 young girls left orphaned in the streets

Refuge Home (for Sex Trafficking Victims)

• Served 30 girls and their 13 children through the Refuge Homes; with an additional 30 girls that have graduated and moved to Phase 2 of independent living

Mercy Chapel (Vocational Training Center)

• Provided training for six individual vocational training programs; computer science, sewing, hair-dressing, silk-screen printing, weaving, and leather crafts

• 98 girls were enrolled in the Vocational Training program with 90 graduating (92% completion/graduation rate) and moved on to a brighter future


Water Wells

• Completed 12 water wells in remote areas of East Africa; providing thousands with clean water for the first time

Speed Schools

• Provided a school for 4,025 children through the Speed School Program

UNITED STATES

Refuge Home (for Sex Trafficking Victims)

• Provided services for 39 young women and girls, including 16 minors

• Served young women whose ages ranged from 14 to 46

• Provided them with a home for an average stay of six months

Wings Love & Care Center

• Provided 14,239 people (4,788 families) with 71,272 pounds of food through your Food Distribution Program

• Provided coats for 350 children and adults this past winter

• 113 children received Christmas gifts and groceries

• Provided 201 families with Thanksgiving groceries and 162 families with Christmas groceries

• You hosted 44 weeks of After School Program each Thursday during the school year and 10 weeks of VBS Program through the summer

Volunteers

• Our dedicated volunteers are a tremendous support. Their hard work and time in the office and during special events are why Crisis Aid is able to do what we do with your gifts. In 2017 we were blessed to have 370 volunteers / 7,632 hours

2018 Annual Report

A Celebration of Restoration and Hope

When we first met Kacee, the Red Light District was her home. She was broken and afraid, distrusting everyone, especially men. Her journey toward restoration was a rocky one, but through your committed partnership, she graduated from Mercy Chapel Vocational Training Center, became a teacher to those still trapped, and is now an active leader in the Crisis Aid Global Safe Campaign.

However, Kacee’s story does not end here. In February 2017, she walked down the aisle to the love of her life with Pat and Sue Bradley by her side as her honorary parents. Now, that is a success story!

Thank you for your continued support.

There is still so much more to do.

If you have not given before we invite to join us as a group of people who refuse to do nothing. It is your giving that “saves lives, saves souls and changes futures.”

God Bless You,

Pat & Sue Bradley


2017 Board of Directors

Patrick Bradley, Chairman

President & CEO, Crisis Aid International

Susan Bradley, Vice President,

CFO, Crisis Aid International

Dane Welch D.D.S., Board Vice President

Dentist, private practice

Mike Lemp, Secretary

Executive Pastor, Life Church

Jerry Fitzgerald, Treasurer

Advertising Executive, self-employed

Chris Igo, Director

Engineer, Kimley-Horn & Associates

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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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YOU, US, & GOD – A PERFECT TEAM!

Tishala

YOU, US, & GOD – A PERFECT TEAM!

Allow me to tell you about one girl. The one that would not survive if you had not prayed and given your money. Let me introduce you to Tishala.

When we first met her, she was close to dying!

Tishala hut

Tishala’s family lives in a single room hut with no running water or electricity in an extremely impoverished village.

Little Tishala lost her mother when she was a newborn baby, leaving her father, Shomari, to care for her, his aging mother and four of his younger brothers. There were seven people living under one small roof when we met them.

Tishala

Shomari’s only income for the entire family was that of a day laborer. He plowed other people’s land by hand for just pennies and any scraps they might give him. Work was backbreaking and very difficult to come by. Now two years old, Tishala suffers from chronic severe malnutrition.

To put it into perspective, the average weight for two year olds in the western world is between 23–35 pounds. She weighed just 10 pounds, and she was declining every day.

We have seen this level of starvation before, but the sight of it never gets easy. For severely malnourished children, health issues abound, and Tishala’s window for help was closing. She not only needed nutritional feeding therapy and clean water, but she needed proven medical interventions to save her life. That is where you came in.

What is going on in this region of East Africa is not a short term problem, but a chronic one.

Pediatric Hospital

In response, Crisis Aid is elated to share with you next steps in providing lifesaving help to this area. Together with Joyce Meyer Ministries/Hand of Hope (JMM/HOH), an anonymous Christian donor and with YOU, we have opened the first Pediatric Medical Clinic ever in this region of East Africa.

The clinic officially opened on December 19, 2016. During the remaining two weeks of 2016, you and our continued partnership with JMM/HOH made it possible to treat more than 600 children. We have great plans for this clinic which we will be sharing with you in the future.

Childhood death from starvation is so preventable, and simple illnesses should never threaten lives. That is what we believe and what we strive for. We as a team working together through programs such as feeding starving children and their families, clean water, medical intervention and spiritual guidance, save lives, save souls and change futures.

We want to give a special THANK YOU to Joyce Meyer Ministries for their overwhelming generosity providing the funds to build this clinic.