Resilience & Disaster Services
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.
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Exploratory Study on LGBTI= People and Their Rights in Municipalities of South America’s Gran Chaco Region
This study is based on on 77 interviews with key spokespersons and actors in the region. It addresses issues that map the current status of LGBTI+ rights in the region.
A Lesson In Emergency Response and Relationship Building
I’m bouncing around in the back of a 1970’s-style Jeep while rocks are falling from the hillside above, and I’m trying not to glance at the sheer cliff below. There are no guardrails, no passing zones, just a one-way path recently cut into the side of the mountain thousands of feet above the valley floor. I’m certain that the freshly-bulldozed …
Situation Report: Tennessee Tornadoes
Situation: Over the weekend, a series of deadly tornadoes swept across Tennessee and surrounding states, killing at least six people and damaging hundreds of homes. The tornadoes caused widespread power outages and, as of Monday morning, more than 17,000 houses and businesses were without power, where temperatures dipped below freezing. Preliminary damage assessments are scheduled in many areas while first …
Situation Report: Mississippi Tornadoes
Situation Last Friday, a series of deadly tornadoes swept across Mississippi, killing 26 individuals and injuring dozens more. The tornadoes were especially devastating in Rolling Fork where much of the 2000-person town has been reduced to rubble. For many residents of Rolling Fork, which has a poverty rate of 21%, recovery will be a long and difficult uphill battle. President …