Chinese Christian Relief Association (CCRA) was founded in 1998 by noted local film and television personality Sun Yue, who was CCRA's honorary founding chairman. The purpose of CCRA is " Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." (Romans12:15)
CCRA is composed of members of the Church and denomination. The mission of CCRA is grounded in the two principles of providing aid in times of major disaster and community service.
Positioned as a non-profit Christian comprehensive community support and assistance provider, CCRA has promoted a grassroots, community-based care network under the "1919" concept. 1919 is a homophone in Chinese for 'need help' and in English for 'angel, angel '.
Until June. 2021, over 13 thousands1919 volunteers have completed relevant training. Between 10/2003 and 7/2021, CCRA has established 1919 service centers in 313 villages & townships in partnership with 1,413 churches into a community care network able to react and deliver assistance effectively to disaster events, the special needs of disadvantaged children and families in distress .