Emergency Response: Central U.S. Tornadoes

CWS supports vulnerable communities in their efforts to build viable, sustainable solutions

CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets and other emergency supplies are being distributed to families affected by recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas. Photo: Don Tatlock/CWS

Church World Service is responding to the extensive damage caused by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas. More than 2,000 CWS Blankets, Kits and Emergency Cleanup Buckets have arrived in the area to meet the needs of those affected.

For nearly seven decades, CWS has helped communities recover from disaster over the long term. Our job is to continue to be a presence of healing to those most in need. "We have worked extensively in communities struck by tornadoes in the region," says Donna Derr, the agency's chief of emergencies. "Our job is to provide immediate assistance with CWS Kits, and focus on helping the most vulnerable, who typically have the hardest time recovering in the long term."

Will you help us to be there for those most in need when attention turns elsewhere?

Ways to help

  • Make a donation
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  • Assemble CWS Kits
    Gather with family and friends to bring together the supplies that disaster survivors really need. Get all the details here.



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