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Saving LIVES, Saving SOULS 
& Changing FUTURES

Having served in 13 different countries, Crisis Aid now concentrates its efforts in East Africa and the United States, serving children and families in crisis.

We are proud to be listed in the top one-tenth of 1 percent of all charities in the United States.

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What We Do

We Refuse To Do Nothing

Crisis Aid started by providing 2-pound bags of rice to people in South Sudan. Our work quickly evolved to serve people in crisis living in 13 different countries. Together with our partners, we are committed to relief efforts both locally and globally. We equip those who are beyond the crisis to take responsibility by providing programs that train, inspire, and move them to independent, self-sustained living.

When partnering with us, you become a WORLD CHANGER! You can serve children who suffer from a severe deprivation of their basic human needs to survive: food, safe drinking water, health, shelter, and safety.

Our mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist. Demonstrating God’s love and care for people is our highest and most cherished goal.

Often we respond during times of natural disaster, famine, war, or other crisis by coordinating emergency relief distributions to provide food, water, blankets, and other critical supplies. Several of our emergency relief projects have since turned into long-term development projects.

In September 2000, Crisis Aid Founder Pat Bradley witnessed the results of the genocide in South Sudan firsthand and knew at that moment that “doing nothing” was not an option. His helplessness turned into action as he returned to the United States to raise money for starving people in “no-go zones” where starvation, disease, and danger are a part of everyday life. He soon returned to provide two-pound bags of rice to Sudanese people in need. A humble beginning turned into life-saving efforts for people in crisis living in eleven different countries.

In 2002 Crisis Aid was officially incorporated.

Once Pat took that first step to “do something”, others quickly joined enabling Crisis Aid to deliver a wide variety of resources over the years.

Today, we currently concentrate our efforts in East Africa and the United States.

Together with our partners, we provide relief efforts locally and globally and equip those who are beyond the crisis to take responsibility by providing programs that train, inspire, and move them to independent, self-sustaining living.

Donate to help us save lives, save souls and change futures

Our Initiatives

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Assisting victims of sex trafficking and youth at high risk of sex trafficking, child sexual exploitation or other forms of sexual abuse.


Addressing critical health issues in third-world environments through medical facilities, water wells and pastoral participation.


Addressing the lack of food in communities where children are dying or malnourished due to poverty.

community transformation

Our long-term comprehensive solutions for addressing poverty and breaking cultural barriers for generations to come.

emergency response

Responding to emergency life-and-death situations in the wake of catastrophes.

Meet The Team

Executive Board

  • Patrick Bradley
    Director, Chairman, President and CEO
  • Susan Bradley
    Director, Vice President
  • Jerry Fitzgerald
    Director, Treasurer (Independent)
  • Dane Welch
    Director and Vice President (Independent)
  • Chris Igo
    Director (Independent)
  • Mike Lemp
    Director, Secretary
  • Caroli Young
    Director (Independent)
  • James Fillingame
    Director (Independent)

Leadership Team

  • Patrick Bradley
    Founder and President
  • Susan Bradley
    Co-Founder and Vice President
  • Dr. Henok Ghebrehiwot
    Country Director
  • Bethlehem Ghebrehiwot
    Country Director
  • Warrine Bazow
    Vice President
  • Mike Lemp
    Development Director
  • Cindy Malott
    Director US Safe Initiative