Church World Service
Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.
CWS was born in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II. Seventeen Christian denominations came together “to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone.” In our early days, the CWS family mobilized more than 11 million pounds of food, clothing and medical supplies for war-torn Europe and Asia. In the United States, we began to welcome refugees who were looking to start new lives in safety, resettling more than 100,000 refugees in our first 10 years.
Now, more than 75 years later, CWS works across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America to help build a world where everyone has food, a voice and a safe place to call home.