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“They are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.” 2 Corinthians 8:2 The Episcopal Community Health Services (ECHOS) is an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in southwest Houston. Cathy Moore, the Director at ECHOS, knows that people who come to the agency are trying to stabilize and improve their lives in the … Read More

Sharing Nice and Warm Blankets with Others

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“They are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.” 2 Corinthians 8:2 With the support of many generous congregations, Church World Service can provide CWS Blankets to various mission projects and non-profits here in the US and around the world. Earlier this year, the members of John Stewart UMC in Upper Sandusky, Ohio started a mission … Read More

Central Christian Church Shares CWS Blankets with Neighbors

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“They are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.” 2 Corinthians 8:2 Winter was particularly cold in the Midwest this year. The frigid temperatures are most impactful to those who call the outdoors home. Thankfully there are congregations like Central Christian Church (Indy CCC)  in downtown Indianapolis that are trying to help. For almost 15 years, … Read More

CWS Blankets provide warmth on cool San Diego nights

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California may look like a picture-perfect place in television and movies, but skyrocketing rents and lack of affordable housing has resulted in a housing crisis in many urban areas. In San Diego, Community Christian Services Agency provides services for needy families and individuals experiencing homelessness who take refuge in the canyons of Pacific Beach. Though small, CCSA provides a variety … Read More

Bringing hope through blankets in eastern Kentucky

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Kentucky may be in the south, but that doesn’t prevent the state from experiencing extreme bouts of cold in the winter, particularly in the evenings when it frequently drops below freezing. This is particularly difficult for those who are experiencing homelessness. WestCare Kentucky Emergency Shelter in Pikeville is described by director Anna Coleman as Pikeville’s “…best kept secret” since many … Read More

CWS Blankets keep families warm in central Ohio

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Winters in the Midwest can be unpredictable. One day is warm and sunny, and the next brings a snow storm. Quick changes in weather can be particularly challenging for families who are already struggling with poverty. For those without adequate shelter and heating, cold weather can have severe consequences.  Some low-income people struggle to pay their bills and risk losing … Read More

CWS Kits and Blankets provide hope in New York

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In September 2007, a group of individuals working in low income areas of New York City came together to address the issues of Hunger, Poverty, Injustice, Natural Disasters and Education.  They formed a PROJECT called “HOPE,” to provide resources to their neighbors in need. Almost 10 years later, Project Hope is still dedicated to working with children, youth and families … Read More

CWS Blankets and Hygiene Kits meet needs in rugged, rural Colorado

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For 35 years, the nonprofit organization La Puente has provided vital resources and services to people in crisis in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. Since opening their doors in 1982, the organization has learned that the needs of the people they serve are complex, and their programs and services have evolved from assisting stranded travelers and the temporarily displaced to include … Read More

Keeping those on the move warm

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By the end of 2015, more than 815,000 refugees and migrants had passed through Serbia on their way to the European Union. Most of those entering Serbia stop at the registration center in Presevo, where, with your support, CWS and partners are providing critical supplies to those who are facing their darkest hours far from home. Among those supplies are … Read More