Our Programs and Projects


Christian Relief Services and our project, Running Strong for American Indian Youth®, are working to change this through providing American Indian communities with food, water, basic relief, emergency assistance and support services for needy youth and their families including programs fostering self-reliance.

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For decades we have worked to raise the standard of living in other countries, primarily in Africa through our project, Bread and Water for Africa®, We do this by supporting grassroots initiatives and hospitals by providing food, medicine, medical supplies, medical re-agents, clean water, education, vocational training, literacy and agricultural assistance.


Since 1985, Christian Relief Services has done all it can to help alleviate poverty across America. Through our project, Americans Helping Americans®, we provide emergency assistance, school supplies, new shoes and coats, hygiene items, food, home repair, and help with youth enrichment projects.

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Our Mission

The Mission of Christian Relief Services is to work through partnerships and in collaboration with grassroots charitable groups, churches and human service agencies, to connect the vast resources of America to help those in need in their own local communities and to enable people to help themselves.

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Our Impact Through People Like You

In Appalachia, we provide holiday meals, winter clothes, new shoes and other necessary items to poverty stricken families.

On American Indian reservations, we work to help provide basic necessities on various reservations in Oklahoma, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico and North Dakota by contributing food, new clothing, school supplies and other items.

Through partnerships with local, non-governmental organizations and our affiliates, we provide donations of food, medical supplies, hygiene items, school supplies and building materials to hospitals, clinics, schools, orphanages and refugee camps in several African countries. We have programs in Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Somalia and Burundi.

In Virginia, through partnership with 14 agencies, Christian Relief Services offers up to 24 months of transitional housing, case management and supportive services for homeless people. Around the country, we operate the affordable housing units, allowing individuals and families a place to live which is within their means as well as within commuting distance from their workplace.





thousand children fed through a summer feeding program.



Thousand people received medical services at hospitals and clinics in africa.



thousand pounds of food provided to American Indian families.


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