Whether along the shores of New Jersey or in the capital of Haiti, a disaster does not go away once attention turns elsewhere. In fact, for many the struggle to recover from a disaster can take months, even years.
That is why CWS ardently promotes the local long-term recovery effort in communities affected by disaster. CWS disaster response partners, such as denominational and secular relief agencies, bring together faith-based and secular groups to work together following a disaster.
In the U.S., local community-based long-term recovery groups work to identify cases of need following a disaster and help each client recover. Outside the U.S., CWS often works with partners to rebuild housing, implements food security projects so that communities have enough to eat and works with groups to protect children and other vulnerable people.