Directory Tag: Relief

Church World Service (CWS)
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Church World Service was born in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Seventeen denominations came together to form an agency “to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone.” The mission: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless.

More than 70 years later the mission remains, though where and how we accomplish it has changed dramatically.

In 1946-47, U.S. churches opened their hearts and provided more than 11 million pounds of food, clothing, and medical supplies to war-torn Europe and Asia. Protestants and Catholics pooled talent and resources to meet a staggering refugee crisis. Today the Immigration and Refugee Program of CWS is a vital, internationally-recognized operation, having resettled nearly half a million refugees since its inception.

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800-297-1516 or 574-264-3102
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P.O. Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515
Concern Worldwide
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Concern Worldwide was founded by John and Kay O’Loughlin-Kennedy in 1968, in response to the famine in the breakaway province of Biafra in Nigeria. The widespread conflict that followed Biafra’s attempt to secede from Nigeria, caused the displacement of millions and a blockade of food, medicine and basic necessities by the Nigerian authorities. At the height of the crisis in the summer of 1968, it was estimated that 6,000 children were dying every week.

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+353 1 417 7700
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52 – 55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Espwa Foundation
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The Espwa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Haitians in the fight against poverty. We share the love of Christ through projects in the Cap Haitien, Haiti area.

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6210 Walkers Croft Way
Alexandria, VA 22315 USA