Chinese Christian Relief Association 社團法人中華基督教救助協會Yonghe Dist, Taipei City
> Chinese Christian Relief Association (CCRA) was founded in 1998 by noted local film and television personality Sun Yue, who today serves as CCRA’s honorary founding chairman. > CCRA is composed of members of the Church and denomination. The mission of CCRA is grounded in the two principles of providing aid in times of major disaster and community service. > Positioned as a non-profit Christian comprehensive community support and assistance provider, CCRA has promoted a grassroots, community-based care network under the “1919” concept. 1919 is a homophone in Chinese for ‘need help’ and in English for ‘angel, angel ’. > Between 10/2003 and 1/2020, CCRA has established 1919 service centers in 307 villages & townships in partnership with 1,325 churches into a community care network able to react and deliver assistance effectively to disaster events, the special needs of disadvantaged children and families in distress . > Until Jan. 2020, over 13 thousand 1919 volunteers have completed relevant training.
Principal Outlets for CCRA Services：
I. 1919 Disaster Relief
CCRA has joined over 60 major disaster relief efforts in Taiwan and abroad, including the 1999 “921” earthquake, the SE Asia tsunami, the Sichuan earthquake, the 2009 “8-8” flooding in southern Taiwan, Haiti Earthquake, Japan 311 Tsunami and Philippian Yolanda Typhoon.
II. 1919 Emergency Relief for Families in Need
In the year of 2002 tens of thousands of families became “New Poverty” in Taiwan. ... Read More