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Crisis Response International is a non-profit, disaster relief organization that trains volunteers and churches to respond and mobilizes resources to disasters around the world.

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What We Do

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We Train

We have a passion to equip people in the highest level of skills for the unique challenges that arise in crisis.

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We Mobilize

Our organization exists to mobilize our trained responders to disaster and crisis situations around the world.

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We Resource

We are fully committed to resourcing other ministries and churches in the midst of disaster and crisis.

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We Give

We have a mandate to meet the urgent physical, spiritual, and emotional needs in the midst of disaster and crisis.



Read about how CRI has impacted many lives. Read more testimonials »

  • CRI certification classes completely turned our world upside down, and changed all of our thoughts. We now feel an urgency for others to wake up from their complacency and indifference. So, my first encouragement would be for others to take this class and learn to open their minds, to grapple with Scriptures, to search out and seek the Truth. Then, thanks be to the CRI staff and volunteers, who unselfishly have devoted themselves to teaching others how to show God’s love to those in desperate need. In this fast and furious training session, I was scared, excited, nervous, and filled with anticipation and exhilaration. I was swept away by the realization of God’s relentless love for us! I was bound together with all the others who attended, with no walls up because of different denominations or ways of worshiping... we were like-minded because of the Holy Spirit’s work in us, and it was an example to me of how our Christian lives SHOULD be... no judgments from each other, no one trying to act superior because they were perhaps a pastor or elder, no feelings of trying to be accepted... we were all just regular people, learning how to hear God and practicing to use the gifts that He has given us.

    • Ann
    • Wisconsin
  • Not only did I learn disaster relief skills, I learned “spiritual relief skills”, too—the care of the souls of victims, as well as the care of my own soul. I “crashed head-on” into the Holy Spirit and I will never be the same. As one season of my life is ending, I truly feel another is beginning. I know I made some life-long friends while training with CRI, and I look forward to future trainings and deployments with them.

    • Candy
    • Iowa
  • I was excited about being able to help people in need and in crisis and disaster situations. The one thing about CRI that really gets me excited is to do this in the Name of Jesus. I couldn't do that at other organizations. I just want to be able to carry the Name of Jesus and go in his name. This week (of training) has been the fulfillment of many promises spoken over my life from years ago. I am very, very grateful to be a part of it.

    • Recent Trainee
  • It was an amazing experience for me. There are a lot of great skills I learned here that are invaluable. The trainers are amazing. People who want to get out in their community and make a difference. I would really encourage you if you have a burden on your heart to get out on the mission field this would be a good place to do it.

    • Joshua
    • Recent Trainee
  • I am telling people the training just rocked my world. A total paradigm shift. It was so unexpected what God did. I would just say if God puts it on your heart in anyway to attend a training, just do it. Push through and come. The CRI staff put a 150% into it. The leaders and speakers are just so anointed and so good. I am so excited, my spirit just exploded with all the things God gave me to go back to our community and help in times of crisis. I just can't say enough, it's just so worth it.

    • Kyla
    • Recent Trainee

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