U.S. Disaster Response
When disaster strikes, we respond in two key ways.
In the hours and days after an emergency, we provide critical supplies to organizations on the ground. We make CWS Hygiene Kits, Emergency Cleanup Buckets, School Kits and Blankets available. We ship tens of thousands of these supplies to disaster-struck areas each year.
We also work to ensure that some of our most vulnerable neighbors can get the help they need. We focus on resettled refugees, migrant workers and people without documentation. These groups often have a hard time accessing other channels of support. In partnership with trusted local organizations, we help families pay their rent, buy household supplies and more. We also provide training and information to help people better prepare for future emergencies.
In the wake of the storm, we're stronger when we stand together. Join us.
Long-Term Recovery in North Carolina
Hurricane Florence brought historic rainfall and flooding to North Carolina in 2018. CWS teamed up with the Migrant Education Project to help families replace household items that were lost in the storm.
Long-term Recovery from Hurricane Michael in 2018
Yes – it has been almost 2½ years since Hurricane Michael, but we continue to see the long-term effects, especially on our most vulnerable populations. The following is one such account: The last 25 years have been met head-on with hard work, providing for family and determination to overcome the daily obstacles encountered by the very people who provide the …
Immokalee, Florida: Long-Term Recovery Continues for Hurricane Irma Survivors!
Hurricane Irma made landfall in Collier County–where Immokalee is located–on September 10, 2017. Immokalee is a town where Latinxs and Haitians make up 72% of the local population, and it is not uncommon to hear Spanish and French Creole languages spoken wherever you go. The Hurricane Irma devastation was particularly massive in Immokalee. Untold numbers of homes were totally destroyed …
A year after Tropical Storm Imelda, a new roof means peace of mind in Houston
I felt scared that I was going to lose everything. And when water started to come into one of my daughters’ rooms from both the roof and the floor, she started to cry. I then began to fear for my family’s life. I had to run to other parts of the house to check other areas where the water was …