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IN THIS ISSUE

  •  Stories
  •  Interactive gallery
  •  Take action
  •  Reflections
  •  Connect with us

 

INTERACTIVE GALLERY

Climate Change from a rural community perspective
Photo:  CWS Eastern Africa

Perspective on climate change – View our video slideshow, with reflections from a rural community in West Pokot, Kenya.


World Water Week
Photo: CWS

Water for all – CWS Cambodia's Mao Sophal recounts the story of one family and their problems with unclean water.

TAKE ACTION

CROP Hunger Walks
Walk on the web
Participating in a CROP Hunger Walk this fall? Multiply the funds you raise to help hungry people by seeking donations online. It's fast, easy and effective: www.cropwalkonline.org!

Speak Out for clean water!Urge your Representative to support the Water for the World Act.

Leave a lasting legacy
Download our free guide to help you plan your will or trust (pdf).

REFLECTIONS

CROP Hunger Walkers, Burke, Va.
Photo provided.

Why do people walk? - A few of our Facebook friends tell us one reason they're part of the CROP Hunger Walk. >>


Enough for all – CWS's Lesley Crosson on assuring that poor and hungry people around the world gain a share in the abundance that surrounds us. >>

CONNECT WITH US

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SEPTEMBER 2010

STORIES

Neighbors step up to help feed hungry people
CROP Hunger Walk participants
Photo: Evaristo Ramirez-Aguilar

Each year, people in more than 2,000 communities across the U.S. join together in some 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks.  "Viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks," according to the Los Angeles Times, the Walks are unique in that participants raise money both to help food pantries and hunger fighting programs in their own communities and to help fund hunger-related programs in developing countries.  Read more.

Want to join a CROP Hunger Walk in your community?  Find your Walk here or call 888-CWS-CROP (888-297-2767)!


HIGHLIGHTS

Global nutrition initiatives can 'save tomorrow's generation'
Cambodian mother and baby
Photo: CWS

Worldwide, chronic malnutrition causes 3.5 million maternal and under-5 child deaths a year – one child in every six.  In the U.S. more than one in five children is at risk of hunger every day.  CWS applauds two new initiatives focused on child nutrition that were launched this week during the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals.  CWS’s Maurice Bloem says, “Improving nutrition is nothing less than a pre-condition to achieving the MDGs.”  Learn more.

Pakistan: Profiles of survival

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

Noor Paras, a farm laborer, has lived in a Pakistani village adjoining the Indus River for 30 years.  After three days of rain and the swelling of the river, the recent flooding severely damaged his home.  His family wondered, "How can we come back, to our actual life?"  Yet Paras and his family members say they have found strength in prayer and have benefitted from food packages provided by CWS.   Read more.

Three good reasons to support the DREAM Act
DREAM Act proponents in Minneapolis
Photo: John Guttermann/CWS

Emilio, Carolina and Matias are three reasons among thousands to press for The DREAM Act, says CWS.  Brought to the United States as children, these young people face an uncertain future because they are undocumented through no fault of their own.  The DREAM Act would create a pathway to Lawful Permanent Residence, eventual earned citizenship and an opportunity to contribute their talents to the United States.  Read more.


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