World Emergency Relief / Children's Food Fund

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Summary

Untold millions of people - and the programs helping them - need practical resources to make their lives successful. Food for starving children. Medicines for the sick. Seeds for farmers. Clothing for the naked and shivering. Even fire trucks for Brazil's rain forests.

WER receives daily requests for commodities. We verify needs and cultural appropriateness of supplies we can procure. We then seek those supplies from corporate donors and other charities. Before shipping, we check that supplies are safe and usable, and we often must obtain import permission from foreign embassies in the U.S.

It's a long struggle to get 25,000 pounds of baby food from New Orleans to an orphanage in Africa. But when we hear the grateful "thanks" from people we help, we understand how our efforts answer prayer. And then we also realize we've multiplied your "charitable punch" ten-fold. It's the classic "win-win" situation which blesses everyone.


Contact information

Mailing address:
World Emergency Relief
PO Box 218
San Dimas, CA 91773-9998

Website: www.wer-us.org

Phone: 909-593-7140

Email: info@wer-us.org


Organization details

EIN: 954014743

CEO/President: Kristy Scott

Chairman: Gary Becks

Board size: 5

Founder: Joel MacCollam - (Deceased)

Year founded: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

To give children a living chance through emergency relief, food, medical care, schools, orphanages, and micro-economic assistance including Native Americans in the USA.


Mission statement

World Emergency Relief is dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to people harmed by natural disaster, armed conflict, physical or mental abuse and exploitation, or poverty.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating19 of 9135 of 75
Fund acquisition rating160 of 91515 of 75
Resource allocation rating67 of 9159 of 75
Asset utilization rating7 of 9131 of 75

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%3%5%2%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%5%2%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%99%99%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%5%2%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%1%1%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%96%93%97%98%98%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%101%102%99%100%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
83%97%94%96%98%98%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-1%-2%1%0%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%-22%-27%41%3%-34%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%1%3%1%1%1%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.7233.4214.3330.7095.3668.32
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.341.001.141.131.161.10
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.8533.5816.2734.78110.3574.92
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.496.874.9510.224.874.05
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.150.200.100.210.25
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.150.310.590.310.090.12
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%14%18%9%18%23%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
48%3%6%3%1%1%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$202,006$273,502$326,901$174,717$203,268
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$45,443$67,957$64,723$42,502$23,441
Short-term investments$56,932$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$304,381$341,459$391,624$217,219$226,709
Long-term investments$0$42,010$45,765$28,606$17,434
Fixed assets$1,438$2,335$3,380$2,756$1,715
Other long-term assets$0$2,040$2,846$2,784$2,754
Total long-term assets$1,438$46,385$51,991$34,146$21,903
Total assets$305,819$387,844$443,615$251,365$248,612
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581$56,044
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581$56,044
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581$56,044
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$232,515$318,869$393,118$198,949$192,568
With donor restrictions$28,971$0$12,184$7,835$0
Net assets$261,486$318,869$405,302$206,784$192,568
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$10,115,273$5,423,426$13,694,392$23,907,797$16,882,563
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$14,705($2,429)$7,922$11,919($1,628)
Other revenue$33,000$49,500$82,000$56,406$38,551
Total other revenue$47,705$47,071$89,922$68,325$36,923
Total revenue$10,162,978$5,470,497$13,784,314$23,976,122$16,919,486
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$9,817,271$5,145,077$13,184,906$23,578,314$16,595,137
Management and general$147,636$143,447$166,997$153,542$150,684
Fundraising$255,454$268,406$267,220$237,885$238,986
Total expenses$10,220,361$5,556,930$13,619,123$23,969,741$16,984,807
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($57,383)($86,433)$165,191$6,381($65,321)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$12,184$0$0
Total change in net assets($57,383)($86,433)$177,375$6,381($65,321)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Kristy ScottCEO/President$125,135

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/3/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

WER started in 1974 as an informal outreach by an American religious broadcaster wishing to deliver emergency aid to drought- stricken Africa and flood victims in Bangladesh.

In 1985, WER incorporated and elected Reverend Joel MacCollam, an Episcopal minister, as its first president. Current efforts are focused on five continents, plus long-term relief to Native Americans.


Program accomplishments


Needs