Since its formation in 1957, the United Church of Christ has worked with Church World Service (founded in 1946) to accomplish more together than it could alone, joining hearts and resources to create a tradition of help and a legacy of hope.
When disaster strikes, Church World Service is the primary agency through which the UCC gives support for relief and recovery efforts. This assistance may take the form of winterized family tents for Pakistani earthquake survivors, food packages and tankers full of water for displaced people in violence-torn Darfur, Sudan, or long-term recovery assistance for families affected by hurricanes, tornados, or flooding across the U.S.
- The UCC and CWS are empowering grassroots development with neighbors around the world.
- The UCC and CWS are one in response to, and advocacy about, the ongoing daily disaster of grinding poverty.
- CWS supported the UCC in the production of the documentary “Troubled Waters,” highlighting the vulnerability of 1.2 billion people worldwide due to the lack of adequate water and sanitation.
- CWS and the UCC work together for people-centered policies. UCC members play an important role in CWS’s web-based Speak Out advocacy ministry, making their views known to Congress on issues affecting people in need.