Disaster

In a few minutes, your life can be torn apart. Winds, rain, waves or shaking can take away everything you love. Or over a few months or years, your home can become unsafe.

We walk with our neighbors through every stage of the disaster cycle. CWS programs help people prepare for the worst, making plans and gathering supplies. When an emergency happens, we team up with other responders to meet immediate needs. And when the time is right, we shift our focus to long-term recovery. When people are forced from their homes, we work hard to make sure they have safe and dignified lives.

The road to recovery and safety may be a long one, but no one should walk it alone.



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Disaster Preparedness

When a disaster strikes, it can change or end lives in minutes. The more that we can do to prepare ahead of time, the more likely we are to survive and recover quickly.

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Hurricane Response

For each year since 2016, at least one Category 5 storm has hit the United States or our Caribbean neighbors. Each time, CWS and our partners have been part of the relief effort.

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