Global Aid Network

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Global Aid Network (GAiN) is a multi-national network of ministries with a heart for providing tangible help toward meeting physical needs of people while bringing spiritual hope so they may know the love of our Savior.

As the humanitarian aid arm of Campus Crusade for Christ International, the ministry of Global Aid Network spans the globe helping to meet physical needs in areas of poverty and despair and providing hope through evangelistic outreach.

Global Aid Network partners with existing Campus Crusade for Christ ministries, local churches, missionaries, and other agencies to help distribute compassionate aid to impoverished countries around the world.

Originally started in 1991 as a humanitarian project to the former Soviet Union, Global Aid Network is now overseeing projects in more than 30 countries having distributed greater than $125 million worth of aid and mobilized more than 10,000 short-term mission participants to foreign lands. The ministry focuses on the following:

1. Working with Leaders and Decision Makers: Forming relationships with government and other leaders to build openness and trust before aid, evangelism, or development work begins.

2. Humanitarian Aid: Shipping containers of clothes, food, and medical items to foreign countries. The ?Bags of Blessing? outreach provides tangible help of sustaining food and gospel literature aid impoverished and often displaced people due to military conflict or natural disaster.

3. Emergency Disaster Response and Ongoing Relief: Mobilizing resources when disaster strikes and ensuring that people continue to receive aid long after the crisis is over. Emergency food, water filtration systems, and medical supplies are sent immediately following a disaster followed by a process of rebuilding homes and businesses.

4. Developmental Aid: Providing long-term economic strategies to developing countries by sharing resources and establishing micro-enterprises toward a goal of transformation of individual lives and communities. The ?Water for Life? Initiative provides fresh water wells to communities in Africa and Asia. Numerous water purification systems have been provided and installed in Central America, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

5. Medical and Vision Teams: Providing volunteer doctors and trained technicians in conducting vision testing, distributing eye glasses and medical care to those in need. Ongoing relief includes providing hospitals with medical supplies to care for the displaced and poverty-stricken.

6. Short-term Mission Teams: Each year hundreds of volunteer participants join with Global Aid Network to travel on short-term mission trips to foreign lands. Typically 25 to 30 teams are deployed to countries around the world. While the outreach methods may vary among the multiple outreach trip opportunities, the common thread of each is caring for hurting and needy people through compassionate aid while proclaiming the Good News of Christ.

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P.O. Box 139020
Dallas, TX 75313-9020
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