About Christian Aid Ministries of Waterloo
A channel since 1984
Christian Aid Ministries of Waterloo, (Canada) operating as Christian Aid Ministries Canada was founded in 1984 as a non-profit, tax organization. Its primary purpose is to provide a exempt trustworthy, efficient channel for Amish and Conservative Mennonite churches and individuals to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world. Other groups and individuals are also welcome to participate.
CAM Canada is a charitable organization registered under the laws of Canada and is managed by a five member board of directors.
CAM Canada is supported by contributions from concerned individuals and churches (mostly Amish and Conservative Mennonites) throughout Canada.
Reaching around the world
Each year, supporters of CAM programs provide many pounds of food, clothing, medicines, seeds, Bibles, Bible story books, and other Christian literature. Much of the aid goes to needy children and Christian families. CAM also helps some families make their own living through the Family-Self-Support program.
Other programs include rebuilding for natural disaster victims in the Canada and USA and helping people around the world who suffer from war, famine, and other crises. CAM also supports several church-planting efforts and operates two medical clinics.
CAM’s main purposes for providing aid are:
• To help and encourage God’s people
• To help bring the Gospel to a lost and dying world
The Head office for CAM Canada and the food drying faciliy is located at 1 Parkview Drive, Moorefield Ontario. The clothing centre for CAM of Waterloo is located at 3260 Bricker School Line, Wallenstein, Ontario.
The international headquarters of Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) is located in Berlin, Ohio. Food parcels are packed and other relief shipments organized at a 55,000 sq. ft. distribution centre in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Next to this centre is CAM’s meat canning facility. In addition to the clothing centre at the Canadian location, CAM operates four other clothing centres located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. At these centres, clothing, footwear, and fabric are received, sorted, and prepared for shipment overseas.
A volunteer organization
CAM Canada is a volunteer organization. It depends on the generosity of volunteers who donate thousands of hours of their time each year at the warehouse and on Crisis-Response-Program projects. Aside from management, supervisory personnel, and bookkeeping operations, CAM of Waterloo operates mostly on help from volunteers to sort clothing, insert newsletters for mailings, rebuild in natural disasters, and help with various other projects.
CAM Canada issues an annual financial statement which is available free, upon request. Fundraising and administrative expenses are kept as low as possible.
Our free monthly newsletter tells about the needs of impoverished and suffering Christians in other parts of the world, and gives opportunities to help through CAM’s programs. To sign up, "Contact Us" or sign up online here.
Glorify God and help enlarge His kingdom. “...whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Corinthians 10:31)
How Can I Be Involved?
For a personalized, interesting, and organized method of giving, you may want to consider one of our sponsorship programs or the current needs. The sponsorships allow you to support specific families or designated areas of need. Sponsorships are very valuable to us because they provide a dependable monthly income and foundation of support that enable us to plan ahead.
Representatives are available to speak, and show slides at churches, schools, or other public meetings about the conditions and opportunities to help in countries where CAM operates. To arrange a meeting, please write or call: Christian Aid Ministries Canada, 1 Parkview Dr. Box 46 Moorefield, Ontario N0G 2K0 Phone 519-638-0829