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First-Ever Partnerships Created Among Service Organizations and Resettlement Agency to Resettle Afghan Families
January 18, 2022
For Immediate Release: January 18, 2022 First-Ever Partnerships Created Among Service Organizations and Resettlement Agency to Resettle Afghan Families Church World Service and Welcome.US to partner with diverse service and relief organizations, including Islamic Relief USA, Lions Clubs International, and Samaritan’s Purse to resettle thousands of Afghans WASHINGTON, DC – Today CWS, Welcome.US, and iconic service and relief organizations with …
December 23, 2021
Appeal Code: 628P Situation A series of devastating tornadoes ripped through Kentucky and other states in the U.S. midwest and south earlier this month. The death toll in Kentucky is now 76, which ties the state record for storm-related deaths. Another 14 people were killed in surrounding states. The Kentucky VOAD, which stands for Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, has …
CWS Urges Senate to Disregard Parliamentarian Opinion and Support the Rights of Immigrants in Our Communities
December 17, 2021
For Immediate Release: December 17, 2021 Media Contact: email@example.com CWS Urges Senate to Disregard Parliamentarian Opinion and Support the Rights of Immigrants in Our Communities Washington, DC –In response to Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough opinion issued today on the Build Back Better bill recommending against including deportation relief and work permits, CWS urges the Senate to uphold these provisions and …
December 14, 2021
Appeal Code: 628P Situation Devastating tornadoes ripped through Kentucky and other states in the U.S. midwest and south this weekend. As of yesterday, the death toll stood at 74 in Kentucky with more than 100 people still missing. Six people were killed in Illinois when an Amazon distribution center collapsed. The Washington Post reports that 25,000 people in southwestern Kentucky …
December 3, 2021
Washington, D.C.—CWS celebrated Congress’s passage of a continuing resolution funding the federal government through February 18, 2022. Importantly, the resolution includes supplemental funding for the U.S. resettlement program and local communities to welcome Afghan refugees and help them integrate and thrive. CWS specifically applauds the effort of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for championing U.S. efforts to welcome displaced Afghans. “The …