CWS partners with groups large and small across the United States. We support local food pantries and soup kitchens with funds raised from CROP Hunger Walks, provide material resources, training, and local long term recovery group support when disaster strikes, find new homes and communities for families fleeing persecution and speak out on behalf of the vulnerable.
CROP Hunger Walks are an amazing and effective way CWS helps communities large and small raise funds for local hunger-fighting efforts in communities across the United States. CROP Hunger Walks help support struggling families in the U.S. by providing up to 25 percent of what is raised by the local Walk – for food banks, soup kitchens, and community gardens.
Responding to Emergencies
In disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in the U.S., CWS works with and through local community organizations. CWS has been instrumental in helping communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast and northeast recover following devastating hurricanes, partnered with local organizations as they help families rebuild following flooding in the Midwest, and worked with groups as they organize and build networks to help prepare and plan for disaster before it strikes.
As CWS works to help people recover from natural disaster, we also work in cooperation with the U.S. government to resettle refugees from around the world through an extensive network of affiliates, sponsoring congregations and other community groups.
Speaking Out for Others in Need
CWS defends the rights of the poor and needy, and is empowering U.S. citizens to call on our government, the UN, and key international institutions to formulate policies responsive to the needs of impoverished people here at home and across the globe.
As I have witnessed the plight of Central American children fleeing violence, it has brought up painful memories in my own life. »