Plain Compassion Crisis Response Inc

Bringing hope into disaster

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Plain Compassion Crisis Response Inc

EIN: 47-1972518


To train and equip teams to bring hope, resources, and leadership to humanitarian disasters around the world.

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Mervin King

Main address

PO BOX 356


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Subject area info

Disasters and emergency management

Basic and emergency aid

Population served info


Non-adult children

Ethnic and racial groups

Immigrants and migrants

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Plain Compassion Crisis Response is focused on disaster relief and humanitarian aid. We are currently working to address the refugee crisis in Iraq and Syria. We are also working to meet the needs of the Venezuelan refugees in Columbia.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ukraine Project

We provide humanitarian aid and evacuation to the civilians on the front lines of the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Population(s) Served

Haiti has been in turmoil and has faced increasing gang violence since the president was assasinated in July of 2021.

Several months ago the gangs captured the seaport, where all the imports come in, and locked it down, which cut off most of the goods coming into Haiti. This also cut off most of the food and fuel supply for the entire country. The food warehouses have been emptied or destroyed; and the country has slowly been running out of food ever since.

It is causing the biggest humanitarian disaster in the world as millions of people currently have little to no access to food or fresh drinking water. Starvation, along with a cholera outbreak, has already killed thousands of people.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal in Syria is to provide food and clean water to those displaced by the ongoing conflict, as long as the need remains. In Iraq, our goal is to reach out to the refugees in the camps in Kurdistan and empower them through teaching English and small scale, sustainable gardening. Our goal in Columbia is to provide aid as needed to the refugees in order to save and sustain life.

Plain Compassion Crisis Response is focused on training and equipping people to meet the humanitarian needs around the world. We provide a platform for conservative Christians to volunteer in the most needy places in the world through various training programs. We work to train teams and send them into the areas around the world where they can be the most effective.

Through partnerships with individuals, corporations, churches, ​and other organizations we have been able to raise more than 3.5 million dollars, have trained and sent more than 600 volunteers for the work since the fall of 2014. We continue to utilize the partnerships with donors, churches, corporations and other organizations in order to raise the funding necessary to accomplish our mission.

So far we have been able to clean rubble from and repair more than 700 homes and deliver aid in the form of food, heating oil, clothing and blankets to the refugees in Northern Iraq. We have drilled more than 30 new wells and repaired over 200 well pumps to supply more than 50,000 people with clean water, as well as delivering medical aid to the refugees in Bangladesh. We continue to train teams to be ready to respond to the next humanitarian crisis, wherever that may be.


Plain Compassion Crisis Response Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2018 Financial Statement and Auditor's Report
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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14.06 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.5 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Plain Compassion Crisis Response Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Plain Compassion Crisis Response Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$145,869 $37,356 -$88,674 $202,740 $492,639
As % of expenses -19.4% 4.9% -12.0% 45.6% 50.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$159,166 $23,097 -$97,909 $196,867 $492,639
As % of expenses -20.8% 3.0% -13.1% 43.7% 50.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $635,895 $764,247 $651,230 $663,671 $1,450,497
Total revenue, % change over prior year 3.0% 20.2% -14.8% 1.9% 118.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.1% 102.3% 98.8% 97.1% 97.0%
Other revenue -0.1% -2.3% 1.2% 2.9% 3.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $753,735 $754,767 $740,057 $444,641 $974,148
Total expenses, % change over prior year 43.2% 0.1% -1.9% -39.9% 119.1%
Personnel 0.0% 13.3% 15.1% 17.2% 20.5%
Professional fees 23.3% 16.7% 13.8% 22.6% 6.6%
Occupancy 5.1% 6.3% 6.3% 5.3% 6.4%
Interest 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 23.2% 17.6% 24.0% 1.4% 6.2%
All other expenses 48.2% 46.1% 40.8% 53.4% 60.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $767,032 $769,026 $749,292 $450,514 $974,148
One month of savings $62,811 $62,897 $61,671 $37,053 $81,179
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $157,630 $69,258
Total full costs (estimated) $829,843 $831,923 $810,963 $645,197 $1,124,585

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.7 2.1 0.8 5.2 6.4
Months of cash and investments 1.7 2.1 0.8 5.2 6.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.2 1.9 0.8 2.5 6.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $103,952 $132,066 $47,807 $194,408 $523,418
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $79,399 $57,305 $28,205 $169,420 $238,678
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 31.6% 46.0% 82.2% 7.5% 5.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.8% 8.7% 10.9% 25.7% 1.8%
Unrestricted net assets $126,599 $149,696 $51,787 $248,654 $741,293
Temporarily restricted net assets $28,029 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $28,029 $153 $0 $16,290 $0
Total net assets $154,628 $149,849 $51,787 $264,944 $741,293

Key data checks

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mervin King

Merv has served with PCCR for multiple years

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/03/2023
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Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Chad Martin

Board co-chair

Samuel Stoltzfus

Duane Good

David Lapp

Amos Chupp

Glen Zehr

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/3/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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