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Emergency Appeal #628-A Update #3: 2014 U.S. Spring / Summer Storms

August 26, 2014 — This summer, severe weather has continued to devastate U.S. states, with wind, tornadoes, hail, flooding and wildfires causing damage. »

Tornado Survivors Describe "Bittersweet" Experience of Loss, Recovery With CWS Help

August 25, 2014 — After a devastating tornado hit Brookport, IL on November 17, 2013, local long-term recovery groups rebuilt local homes with help from CWS. »

Emergency Situation Report #1: South Napa (Calif.) Earthquake

August 25, 2014 — On Sunday Aug. 25, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern California. The quake epicenter was 5 miles SSW of Napa. Early reports are that about 170 persons were injured. There are no reported fatalities. »

CWS Emergency Response Specialist Joann Hale Dies

August 19, 2014 — Church World Service Emergency Response Specialist Joann Hale of Grand Island, N.Y., died during the night of Sunday-Monday August 17-18 following a heart attack. »

CWS Initial Appeal: Cambodia Flooding

August 14, 2014 — Cambodia is currently experiencing severe flooding in 12 provinces. »

Superstorm Sandy Long-Term Recovery Groups also Preparing for Future Disasters

August 12, 2014 — Even as voluntary organizations help New York City with its long-term recovery from Superstorm Sandy, preparing for the next disaster is already high on their agenda. »
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