CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Food, International

Location: 28606 Phillips Street PO Box 968 Elkhart IN 46515 USA

Mission: Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice among the world's most vulnerable people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Church World Service has been resettling refugees and serving the refugee and immigrant community in Greensboro, NC for over three years. Their staff is hard working, professional, creative and dedicated. What a difference they have made in the community.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

As a former Treasurer of this organization, I have been consistently impressed with the thoroughness of Church World Service's processes around financial accountability. External observers, including our auditing teams, have always held up the quality of CWS' internal staff in the financial realm. There is an intentionality about using funds efficiently and always in a manner that reflects the goals of donors.

I often have occasion to speak to grassroots donors as well as to institutional stakeholders, and I can honestly say that I have never had any reservations about presenting CWS as a preferred choice among organizations working to end hunger and poverty in the global arena.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

-- Visits to partner organizations and CWS staff in Ghana, Thailand, and Vietnam. I saw firsthand newly-dug wells, hospitals and medical clinics constructed and functioning, schools with new equipment and with new chairs and tables. -- Participation in CROP Hunger Walk, the national fundraising and awareness program of Church World Service. As a walker, I had the opportunity to tour local beneficiary food banks and soup kitchens receiving funding as a result of the CROP Hunger Walk program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

develop greater focus on relationship building with corporate sponsors and major donors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

This organization responds rapidly when disasters strike because they have ongoing relationships around the world through their work to relieve poverty and hunger. It is my goto organization when I want to donate to help out after a disaster strikes. The donation doesn't go to that specific disaster but previous donations will already have been mobilized to get relief to the disaster area. I trust this organization because it is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian communions including the major protestant and orthodox denominations so I can be sure that it has been well vetted. Although a Christian ministry it does not proselytize and helps people of all faiths.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Only through reading their mailings.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Church World Service (CWS)mission is: to work with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice around the world. It has done its work with humility and effectiveness for 64 years. This work includes feeding the hungry through helping them become self sufficient, resettling refugees, disaster relief, and advocacy. CWS is a Christian-based organization that does not proselytize and is well respected in all cultures and corners of the world. CWS uses the CROP Hunger Walks to engage communities in the USA to be able to reach out to those in need around the world.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When traveling to Africa to see the work of CWS, I saw the way lives were improved through CWS programs. One woman told me to tell donors and volunteers: "Tell them we love them; tell them we are doing good work for our people."

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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