Hope on Hope Street

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Each Sunday, the 3,000 members of Glory Church of Jesus Christ would gather in their large worship space near downtown Los Angeles, an area noteworthy for its massive encampments of people experiencing homelessness. This was no less true of nearby streets by the church, where hundreds had set up camp on the ironically named Hope Street. Glory Church of Jesus … Read More

After the Deadly Winter Storm, CWS Supplies and Funds Went to Houston Quickly

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Houston is home to the second-largest Vietnamese population in the United States. Jannette Diep is the Executive Director of the Houston branch of Boat People SOS. She and her team provide a wealth of services to the Vietnamese community, as well as other refugees and immigrants. Most BPSOS clients are from underserved and low-income families, many of whom have just … Read More

Boy Scout assembles CWS School Kits with his grandmothers

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“Luke’s goal was to prepare 20 school kits, and this week he delivered 69 to CWS,” says Amy Edelmann. Her 14-year-old son, Luke, decided to assemble CWS School Kits as a way to earn one of his Boy Scout merit badges. Luke is part of Boy Scout Troop 777 in Maryland. “He planned to sew two bags himself to help … Read More

A Story of Two Churches

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Watch this video of two CWS partner churches in Everett, Washington. Like them, your church can be the hands and feet of Christ!

A staple of hope in York County, PA

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Hope is the idea many cling to in times of fear, turmoil and uncertainty. Hope is a light in the darkness and a guide during the storm. Hope drives compassionate action, unconditional love, and a helping hand. The York Food Bank is a hope for so many in their local community, an anchor in the storm and a constant for … Read More

CWS partner congregations in Everett, Wash. give blankets and hope to communities

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On any given week, The First Presbyterian Church in Everett, Washington welcomes over 150 community members into its sanctuary. But it’s not for Sunday morning service. They’re here for a different purpose and for good reason—to eat. “There’s a mixed journey here; people who have been abused, have addiction issues or people who just can’t make ends meet,” shares Jay … Read More

That Feeling When Neighbors Come Together

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“We are located in an area that is very young and wealthy, but the wealth can mask poverty. There are a lot of working poor families that come to get food. I have had people say to me that they can now pay the bills since they received food here,” says Pastor Sharon Schulze, co-founder of Parktown Food Hub in … Read More

Hope During Tough Times for a Community in New York

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Many families in Jamaica, New York, are struggling to put nutritious food on the table and pay bills. In the early 2000s, attorney Elizabeth Ozo-Onyali started to notice how her neighbors needed help. They needed HOPE. And, in 2005, Project Hope Charities was born. They provide a variety of community programs that fight hunger, help families overcome poverty, empower youth … Read More

CWS Blankets and Hygiene Kits for asylum seekers in New Jersey

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The CWS office in Jersey City is full of hope. Everyone who walks through our doors—or, during this time of pandemic, talks to our staff on the phone or through a video call—is hopeful for the future. They have hope for their children, for their families and for the new, safe life they are building here in New Jersey. Our … Read More