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.
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.