Building Local Partnerships
We have a network of partners in disaster-prone states across the country and in Puerto Rico. These are local organizations who work with some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Many of them serve families who are new to the United States or who are struggling to make ends meet. And when disaster strikes, these neighbors are often the ones left out of the relief effort.
We provide training and information to help our partners prepare to respond. We help them understand what new needs their clients will be facing and how to get ready to meet them. And when a disaster does happen, we walk with our partners through their response.
Hand in hand, we can move forward. We can speed up recovery and make sure no one is left behind.
Relief in the Face of a “Tsunami of Need”
Imagine being an undocumented worker in Texas. One day, a nightmare happens: you’re injured at work, and you end up relying on a wheelchair. Your body was your tool. It’s what made you a good worker in that sector, and it’s how you provided for your family. In just a few seconds, your ability to use that tool changes dramatically. …
Rent and utility help for agricultural farm workers and their families in North Carolina
Heartache. Grief. Worry. Uncertainty. Fear. The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a devastating toll on families in the United States and around the world. That’s why our emergency response team in the United States has been reaching out to our local partners in communities across the country. We’ve been focusing on ways to help families overcome some of the challenges …
After Hurricane Michael, speeding up the long-term recovery process
Hurricane Michael slammed in to the panhandle of Florida in October 2018. It was a Category 5, the strongest level of hurricane. A year and a half later, families are still recovering from the damage and destruction that the storm brought. CWS teamed up with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium to help families with long-term recovery. We provided a grant …