International Disaster Emergency Service

International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES) is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Noblesville , Indiana , United States that seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of suffering people around the world in the name of Jesus Christ. The organization is funded by Primarily Christian Churches and Churches of Christ . Much of its relief effort is done through local churches and missionaries already in place in the country.

IDES has offered assistance in over 100 countries around the world.

History of IDES

Following a major typhoon that hit the devastatingly poor country of Bangladesh, Milton Bates, a Navy Veteran and General Motors technician, and his wife, Janet, were deeply moved by the utter destruction. Burdened to help somehow, Milton and Janet prayed for God to reveal a way to unity the brotherhood of independent Christian Churches / Churches of Christ in a significant relief effort. After writing and sending out 500 letters from their own kitchen to various Christian leaders, 9 men wrote back that they would support Milton if he volunteered to lead the effort. Faithfully, Milton and Janet continued to pray for leadership, and for the missionaries they were connected with around the world. Then, at the North American Christian Convention a few months later (1973), Milton and these 9 leaders put together for the first time, and the International Disaster Emergency Service was created. Milton is survived by his wife, Janet, his 3 daughters Nancy, Janet-Elaine, and Louise, and his son Jim.

Milton Bates died in 2007, leaving his son-in-law, Rick Jett, as the executive director of IDES.

Now, IDES has expanded to 9 full-time staff members working out of our own headquarters in Noblesville, Indiana.

Services

IDES serves in Five Focus Areas:

  • Evangelism: IDES funding is channeled through a worldwide network of mission partners to help those in need and the saving message of Jesus Christ.
  • Disaster Response: IDES provides for both the long-term and the long-term needs of both natural and man-made disasters.
  • Hunger Relief: IDES is dedicated to supporting the effects of hunger and malnutrition through long-term feeding programs and relief projects.
  • Development & Sustainability: IDES ‘goal is to give victims a “hand up”, not a “hand out”. This is done by empowering communities to become self-sufficient by providing sustainable sources of food and / or income.
  • Medical Care: IDES supplies missionaries and their families with medicines, medical supplies and emergency medical treatment. IDES also provides the necessary resources for a missionary or mission organization.

Volunteer Programs

  • Disaster Assistance Response TeamsDisaster Assistance Response Teams (DART) for this purpose. Participating congregations can organize a team of volunteers to respond to a disaster, participate in a training course to establish a Preparedness Plan, or contribute funds to IDES designated to support the DART program. IDES will be coordinating the training of these efforts in the United States of America. During times of disaster, DART teams can work together to: Perform clean-up and temporary repairs such as putting on roofs and facing broken windows and doors, Distribute emergency supplies, Construct or repair destroyed or damaged structures.
  • Shed-Building: A group of 2 to as many as 30 volunteers can make an incredible impact on the work it takes to build the sheds. The tasks involved in the construction of a trunk and the construction of a trunk and the construction of trusses and trusses using pneumatic staplers and nails. Volunteers do not have to be expert craftsmen in order to participate. Even the most inexperienced volunteer, with a little bit of training, can easily perform these tasks. Some jobs require heavy lifting. The tasks can be tailored to any skill level or physical ability. Once the components for 10 complete sheds have been assembled, they are shipped to local church partners within a disaster-zone anywhere in the US to be assembled on the property of families and individuals. Every shed includes words of encouragement and verses of Scripture handwritten by IDES volunteers on the lumber. The purpose of the day of the day of the day of the Lord’s Day Christ. Since the program’s design, sheds have been shipped to: South Carolina, Kentucky, California, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and Colorado. Every shed includes words of encouragement and verses of Scripture handwritten by IDES volunteers on the lumber. The purpose of the day of the day of the day of the Lord’s Day Christ. Since the program’s design, sheds have been shipped to: South Carolina, Kentucky, California, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and Colorado. Every shed includes words of encouragement and verses of Scripture handwritten by IDES volunteers on the lumber. The purpose of the shrine is to be able to save the time of death of the deceased, and to be used as a tool for the local church. Christ. Since the program’s design, sheds have been shipped to: South Carolina, Kentucky, California, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and Colorado.
  • GAP Food-PackingIDES Developed the God Food Supply Program (GAP) for Hunger and Malnourishment Relief. The program provides an opportunity to serve together with your church, youth group, co-workers, school group, or family. Anyone from the ages 8 years to 108 years can participate in the assembly-line style process. Meal-packaging events are a great way to participate hands-on in your missions and work in your hometown, you can be involved. The events are organized in a way that makes you feel more at ease in the world, while also creating an opportunity for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be shared. Each sealable IDES bag contains six 1-cup per serving meals which include four ingredients: Soy = Nourishing Protein, Dehydrated Vegetables = Vital Nutrients, 21 est. vitamins & minerals = engineered for reversing malnourishment, Rice = common grain to make each meal a filling one. All GAP meals are shipped to specific Christian Church / Church of Christ missionaries throughout the world that partner with IDES. These missionaries are provided with the necessary amount of support for their hunger and their families and their families. The mission of Gospel of Jesus Christ. All GAP meals are shipped to specific Christian Church / Church of Christ missionaries throughout the world that partner with IDES. These missionaries are provided with the necessary amount of support for their hunger and their families and their families. The mission of Gospel of Jesus Christ. All GAP meals are shipped to specific Christian Church / Church of Christ missionaries throughout the world that partner with IDES. These missionaries are provided with the necessary amount of support for their hunger and their families and their families. The mission of Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Harvest of Talents: In the Fall of 1983, Pat Snyder, a member of Lincoln Christian Church in Illinois, was convinced in the heart of the world. Pat decided that they were going to be sure they were hungry. So, how do you think about it, how do you think about it, and how do you think about it? Now 32 years later, The Harvest of Talents for World Hunger Autumn. Cumulatively, the Harvest events have reached a total of just under $ 3 million. Myanmar, Philippines, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Brazil, Haiti, Syria, Dominican Republic, Togo, Honduras, Mozambique, Ghana, Thailand, Romania, Egypt, Israel, and Russia. Any church in any town. Harvest event. Now, you can personally donate to other churches and events. IDES is now also hosting “Harvest Days” at the Noblesville, Harvest events at the Harvest events, oftentimes using re-purposed pallets and scrap wood from the warehouse. Some examples of items and services that you might find at Harvest are: Painting and Artwork, Woodworking, Music or Songwriting, Refurbished Antiques, Cooking or Baking, Sculpting or Pottery, Jewelry Making, Quilting or Sewing, Gardening, Misc. goods & Services, DIY Arts & Crafts, and Photography.
  • SonFish BanksIn 1983, the world was only beginning to witness the devastating effects of hunger, particularly on the African continent. Jim and Virginia Willoughby, Jim and Virginia Willoughby, are two of the faithful followers of Jesus and long-term advocates for poor refugees. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based, long-time sales and management of plastics factory in Cincinnati, Ohio. Seeing that the news and media stations were failing to truly give rise to the world of suffering and suffering. Thus, the now iconic blue plastic SonFish banks were created. Over 30 years later, and hundreds of dollars are still being raised for hunger relief using SonFish banks. It costs only $ 0.25 to provide a meal for a hungry child. Hard to believe, right? Why not save up as many quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies as you can? Just like the boy who willingly gave his meager 5 loaves and 2 fish to Jesus and His disciples, and Jesus miraculously used to provide do not know where their next meal may come from. With a SonFish Bank, there is no way to help the hungry and hurting. Merely save up your spare change inside the fish, and make a free donation to IDES for the total amount of it. 100% of the funds you or your group raises with SonFish is given to hunger relief projects around the world. The banks can also be used as a teaching tool for children in communicating the idea of ​​missions and God’s power. SonFish Banks are provided by IDES, thanks to the continuing generosity of the Willoughby family. Just fill out and submit the order form below. Assembling the SonFish for distribution is also one of IDES ‘most popular service projects. All it takes is two screws and a little bit of sanding. Whether by yourself or with the family, you can volunteer your time to assemble the banks, so that they can be shipped immediately upon one’s ordering. s power. SonFish Banks are provided by IDES, thanks to the continuing generosity of the Willoughby family. Just fill out and submit the order form below. Assembling the SonFish for distribution is also one of IDES ‘most popular service projects. All it takes is two screws and a little bit of sanding. Whether by yourself or with the family, you can volunteer your time to assemble the banks, so that they can be shipped immediately upon one’s ordering. s power. SonFish Banks are provided by IDES, thanks to the continuing generosity of the Willoughby family. Just fill out and submit the order form below. Assembling the SonFish for distribution is also one of IDES ‘most popular service projects. All it takes is two screws and a little bit of sanding. Whether by yourself or with the family, you can volunteer your time to assemble the banks, so that they can be shipped immediately upon one’s ordering.

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