Do you do any work stateside?
GAiN works primarily in undeveloped or underdeveloped countries, where basic necessities are scarce or disasters create a crisis that the local and national governments do not have the resources to adequately address. Stateside, the objective of GAiN is to partner with local churches and other like-minded organizations and individuals to procure the resources needed to meet needs internationally. Joint projects with these organizations could include packing events, awareness campaigns, school supply drives, and fundraising.
How are you related to Cru?
GAiN is the humanitarian partner of Cru. Therefore, GAiN remains focused on demonstrating God’s love by addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of impoverished, sick, and vulnerable people. GAiN also partners with other like-minded ministries, secular organizations, and NGOs both in our home country and around the world.
How much of my gift is used for a project or program?
Your gift is combined together with all other gifts of cash and material to the project with 95 percent going to the ministry program, 3 percent to fundraising, and 2 percent to general and administrative expenses.
This is possible because our team procures large donations of clothing, food, disposable medical supplies, and other items. Because of these donations, we efficiently leverage your cash donations to result in a $10 impact for every $1 in cash given.
We also are certified by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Please see ECFA.org for more details on this certification.
What is your philosophy on humanitarian aid – social or gospel?
The church is called by God to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Scripture says we will be known as His disciples by our love (John 13:35). Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself. GAiN serves the world through humanitarian outreach because through this we become better ambassadors of Christ. When people of God respond by serving the world, the Great Commandment meets the Great Commission.