HURRICANE HARVEY and HURRICANE IRMA

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas over the greater Houston area and the Corpus Christi area on Friday night, August 25, 2017 with winds topping 130 miles per hour. The devastating winds and landmark flooding inland have made this an unprecedented event for Texas. Thanks to your support trucks filled with needed supplies have been delivered to multiple locations in Texas that are serving as distribution centers. The CSI mobile response trailer made it to Texas and has been serving as a first aid station at one of the distribution centers as well as handing out first aid kits. Financial donations are still needed and can be made to the  Hurricane Harvey Fund to help with the ongoing needs because while there is a need for supplies there will be ongoing and continued needs for several months. Be sure to check out our free downloadable resources below. You can use these to help promote this effort in your local church. 


As we continue to serve people in Texas, CSI is also getting into position for a Disaster Relief response to support people affected by Irma.The storm is headed on a path straight for Florida and we are closely monitoring the situation and preparing to respond. Stock Transport has generously donated trucks for the Harvey effort and already have trucks being filled in preparation for Irma. The cost to send a 53-foot truck filled with supplies is $2,000.00 if you would like to help support this effort you can donate to the Hurricane Transportation Fund. Trucks have already been sent to Texas and will continue to deliver there as needed and trucks have now begun delivering to South Florida.  In the Caribbean an assessment team has made it to The Caribbean to gain a better understanding of what future relief efforts will be needed. CSI understands from past experiences that likely concerns will be water, health and shelter. If you would like to join these efforts it's not too late, you can donate to the Hurricane Irma Fund


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From Him-To Them-Through Us

Compassion Services International exists to offer help and hope to people living in desperate situations around the world. CSI receives an overwhelming number of requests for help from around the world each year. We want to be the hands and feet of Christ while providing for the physical and spiritual needs of those who are suffering. CSI does this by offering Disaster Relief, Medical Missions, Humanitarian Aid and more around the world. These endeavors not only help to meet the immediate physical needs of those we serve but it also opens the door for the love of Jesus to be displayed and for the gospel to be shared. 



Help the Suffering

CSI believes in offering help and hope to those suffering in the aftermath of natural disaster and to those who suffer daily because they live in impoverished areas where drought, famine and inadequate medical care are ongoing needs. 



The New CSI App

Have you checked out the new CSI APP? Now you can take CSI with you by downloading our new APP. You can find it for Apple and Android devices. 


Urgent Needs

Devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone have claimed hundreds of lives and hundreds more are still missing with the chances of finding survivors diminishing each day. With continued rains there is the threat of additional mudslides. Survivors are numb with grief walking around in despair. We have been in touch with those on the ground and we have the opportunity to assist 200 families with immediate emergency relief. A donation of just $25 will help one family. How many families can you help? Can your church or business help any? We are hoping to respond quickly to this need as time is of the essence! 

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Recent flooding in Nepal has killed more than 120 people including, 5-year-old, Kamalu Sada. Kamula's parents had to make the agonizing choice to set his body adrift in the flood waters after they were unable to find dry land to bury his body. The flood waters have destroyed more than 7000 homes and over 18,000 people have been displaced. The poorest citizens are the most vulnerable to the flooding because they most often live in the floodplains. They depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The floods have destroyed their homes and their crops. The Nepali government is struggling to respond to the current floods. They have ordered that all flood aid be directed through the Prime Minister's Relief Fund hindering the work of independent relief organizations. The government has also not declared a state of emergency which has further restricted what independent organizations can do to help. Although CSI can't send direct aid or volunteers to Nepal at this time because of our long-standing relationships with those on the ground in Nepal we have the opportunity to get needed aid to 8 different communities. We are hoping that you can help us raise $4,000 in the next 4 days. People are in desperate need. One young woman named Sajani who is expecting a baby said that she had received rice from local government personnel but as of August 18th she hadn't eaten for 3 days. Please consider what you can do to help others like Sajani. 

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CSI is hoping that we can continue to assist the people of Sri Lanka. 4 churches have been damaged by recent flooding. We have been able to cover about 70% of the repairs as well as the repairs to the homes of 6 pastors. The pastors lost their personal belongings but the most critical items have been replaced thanks to your generosity. Currently their are 12 church families whose homes still need repairs. 5 pastors and 7 church members have lost their source of income and 24 church members who have lost their personal belongings. Authorities have begun to put pressure on the families that if repairs are not made soon they will have to vacate their homes. The authorities have been told that the people are hoping to have the needed funds soon to take care of this so that they do not have to leave. The total amount needed is $30,000.00. CSI hopes to cover it all but we are asking for your immediate help to cover the cost of the repairs so that the families can stay in their homes. So please help us raise at least $15,000.00! Let's let our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka know that they have not been forgotten.

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We are also continuing our work to help the people of South Sudan. The hunger crisis due to continued fighting that has caused families to have to flee their homes is still a major problem. The church we have been able to partner with is doing what it can with the funding you have provided. However, the number of people needing help has greatly multiplied and the cost of grain has went up considerably. Any amount you can give will help. 

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Compassion Your Way

Compassion Services International wants to give each supporter the opportunity to create their own unique compassion experience. Some are called to give. Some are called to go. Some are called to pray. Some are called to help raise awareness about who we are and what we do. Whatever compassion calling you have we hope that you will find that Compassion Services International offers you the ability to fulfill that calling. 


So choose one way or choose them all but just know that this is-Compassion Your Way. 


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You may have noticed that things look different and that our donation page has been updated. Our website has gone through some changes and we are preparing to launch a brand new site later this year. Also, our donation page has been updated and you will now just click one Donation button or link to give to any fund. There is a drop down menu where you can designate where you want your donation to go. You can also set up recurring donations quickly and easily. Visit our Donate page to learn more.