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When disaster and conflict strike, the CWS Emergency Response Fund supports vulnerable communities in their time of greatest need.

Severe Winds in Texas:

Severe storms with high winds up to 100mph hit southeast Texas last night before moving to Louisiana and Mississippi. These storms have left a trail of damage to homes and buildings as it brought down trees and power lines. Over 1 million have lost power and at least 4 people have been killed.

CWS is sending cleanup buckets, period packs and blankets to the impacted region and will closely monitor the situation. You can help by donating to the CWS Emergency Response Fund today.

About the CWS Emergency Response Fund

In an instant, families can lose everything. Violent storms, disasters and conflict threaten the livelihoods of more communities than ever before, leaving unprecedented destruction in their wake.

In the days immediately following a catastrophic disaster, CWS provides cleanup buckets, kits and vital supplies to help impacted people begin to clear up what was left behind. In the U.S. and around the world CWS works with trusted local community-based organizations to reach the most vulnerable communities, including immigrants and refugees, to provide the support these families need.

The road to recovery is often long and challenging. That’s why after attention fades, CWS works to ensure that affected communities continue to receive the help they need by providing support to community long-term recovery groups. By standing with CWS, you can remind our neighbors that from response to recovery to long-term recovery, they are never alone.