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History and Background

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Service and Development Agency (AME-SADA) is the humanitarian relief and development entity of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the oldest organized African American Church in the United States.

About AME-SADA

AME-SADA is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Africa and the Caribbean. AME-SADA grew out of the collective efforts of several primary individuals -- Bishop John Hurst Adams, Bishop Frederick C. James, Ms. Wilburn Boddie, Reverend Lonnie Johnson, Dr. Joseph McKinney and the support of Bishop Donald G. K. Ming. It was their desire to strengthen the mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the lives of people overseas.

Since its founding 28 years ago, AME-SADA has demonstrated the implementation of its mission, Helping People Help Themselves, by providing essential assistance to those in need through health, micro-credit and education programs, as wells as emergency humanitarian aid in Africa and Haiti.

AME-SADA is a charitable institution under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. AME-SADA's financial support comes from the AME Church, government, foreign institutions and thousands of persons committed to our vision for a better world.

AME-SADA has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., with field offices in Haiti and South Africa.


AME-SADA  |  1134 11th Street, N.W  |   Washington, DC 20001  |   202-371-8722 voice  |   202-371-0981 fax