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CWS Blankets are more than just blankets. They can be used as tents. Or stretchers. Or makeshift luggage. They are a tangible representation of a community standing with those facing economic hardship or recovering from a disaster.

Show someone you care: cwsglobal.org/blankets
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An outpouring of generosity from congregations and groups after Hurricane Katrina enabled CWS to provide tens of thousands of CWS Blankets to shelters as well as Hygiene Kits, Baby Care Kits and Emergency Cleanup Buckets.

CWS Blankets and Kits at work. THANK YOU for making this possible!
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"Hurricane Katrina at its worst exposed the weaknesses in our own systems in the face of such a catastrophic event. And yet, it also exposed our best....our compassion for those whose names, ethnicities or histories we might never know, but whose condition in those days and months after Katrina we found unacceptable."

A reflection from Donna Derr, who led CWS's recovery work following Hurricane Katrina: http://www.cwsglobal.org/blog/hurricane-katrina-10-year.html
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UPDATE: Flooding in Myanmar (Burma) has affected 1.3 million people in 12 of the nation's 14 states and regions.

As part of the ACT Alliance response, CWS will provide food assistance, water and sanitation support and other recovery programs to nearly 70,000 people: http://ow.ly/RiaUX
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This moment of joy comes from West Pokot, Kenya, where women recount the positive ways that a new sand dam has changed their lives.

In Kenya and Tanzania, CWS's Water for Life program helps communities access vital water resources: http://cwsannualreport.org/overview/africa/water-for-life/
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CWS is talking toilets in remote communities in northern Vietnam!

Ten families from the nomadic La Hu people have stepped forward to pioneer the building and use of safe, clean latrines: http://www.cwsglobal.org/blog/hygienic-latrines.html
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The damage caused by Hurricane Katrina went far beyond the physical: http://www.cwsglobal.org/blog/wholl-stop-the-rain.html
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After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast in August 2005, you helped CWS to respond immediately and throughout the long road to recovery.

It started as an ecumenical rebuilding effort and developed into a $6 million home repair grant program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity that put nearly 900 families back in their homes.
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"Today you hear the term ‘sustainability.’ However, this terminology does not include the spiritual connection that we as indigenous peoples have practiced in relationship to our environments. This lack of honoring and respecting our ecosystems has led us to the troubling predicament we find ourselves in today."

New on the blog: indigenous communities fighting climate change: http://www.cwsglobal.org/blog/indigenous-communities.html
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Resettling as a refugee in Durham was Saad's third time starting over since he fled his home in Sudan in 2004.

Ever the entrepreneur, though, one thing is certain - whatever Saad wants to do, he’ll find a way to do it: http://www.cwsglobal.org/stories/an-entrepreneurial-spirit.html
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Staff from CWS's Resettlement Support Center Africa travel widely to meet with refugees applying for resettlement. New on the blog - stories from a staff member's work in Djibouti's refugee camps: http://www.cwsglobal.org/blog/stories-from-the-field.html
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Fighting hunger and poverty. Promoting peace and justice.
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Church World Service works to help those who face hardship have better lives. Through CWS, we provide emergency relief for those displaced by disasters or war, we resettle refugees, we support programs that foster self-reliance, and we advocate for those without a voice.

CWS is working with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice among the world's most vulnerable people.