2012 Highlights – Overview of Assistance

For 27 years, Christian Relief Services has been working tirelessly to aid those in communities that are desperate, forgotten and embedded in cycles of poverty and hopelessness.

THANK YOU for being our partners in the fight to connect resources and people around the country – and around the world – in order to support our brothers and sisters in need.

In 2012, $17,850,150 spent. Over 152,000 lives changed.

  • Over 27,000 Americans served in Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
  • Over 35,000 American Indians served in Montana and South Dakota.
  • Over 90,000 Africans served in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia.

Appalachian Programs:

  • 64,336 lbs of food distributed
  • 6,048 turkeys for the holidays
  • 2,316 blankets
  • 2,043 new coats
  • 3,087 toys
  • 1,624 pairs of new shoes
  • 1,700 hygiene kits
  • 1,800 school supply kit
“I can go to school and no
one can make fun of me.
I have nice shoes now.
Now I am like the others.”

Ten-year-old New Shoes Recipient
Gainesville, Georgia

American Indian Programs:

  • 378,000 lbs of food distributed
  • 6,048 turkeys for the holidays
  • 2,700 blankets
  • 2,800 new coats
  • 3,600 toys
  • 2,628 pairs of new shoes
  • 3,000 hygiene kits
  • 3,328 school supply kits
“A lot of us are low income, considered
poverty-level.  For me as a parent trying
to make my food dollars stretch, it’s
pretty tough. For these kids to take this
stuff home on weekends really helps.
I know a lot of the kids depend on the
program and they look forward to it.

It has really helped the families a lot.
We really are grateful.
I know a lot of parents are.”

Nadine, Takini School Mother
Cheyenne River Indian Reservation,
South Dakota

Programs in Africa

125.25 tonsof relief materials
shipped to grassroots
organizations, hospitals,
clinics, schools and
orphanages in Africa including
medicalsupplies, medicines,
personal care items,
school supplies, office
and school furniture, clothing,
and new shoes.

“We are very grateful to you for
helping the people of Africa. Your
sacrifices have put smiles on our
faces. Many, many people who
have been hopeless now have
hope to live.”

Reverend Frances Mambu
Director, Faith Healing
Development Organization
Sierra Leone, Africa