Our walk waited almost an entire year for our local hunger money raised at our crop walk. We were told it would take max 3 months. This happens every year. There is definitely some financial accountability issues with this non profit. They do amazing work if only they could get it together.
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.
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.
Review from CharityNavigator
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.
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.
Review from Guidestar