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CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/31/2014: CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC

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AKA  CWS
Elkhart, IN
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CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/31/2014: CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC

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Also Known As: CWS
Physical Address: Elkhart, IN 46515 
EIN: 13-4080201
Web URL: www.cwsglobal.org 
Blog URL: www.cwsglobal.org/blog/ 
Video URL(s): CWS, as featured on the PBS program the Visionaries
NTEE Category: K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K20 Agricultural Programs
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q71 International Migration, Refugee Issues
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q33 International Relief
Year Founded: 1946 
Ruling Year: 2000 
Top Funders: Donations from CROP Hunger Walks, individuals, congregations and member communions and other organizations - $26,959,671
U.S. Government support, primarily for refugee services - $43,999,257
Donated materials, primarily CWS Kits - $2,203,741


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Mission Statement

Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice around the world.

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $76,185,774
Total Expenses $76,907,506

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Rev. John L. McCullough

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Rev. John L. McCullough is Executive Director of Church World Service, an international humanitarian relief, development, refugee assistance, and advocacy organization. His broad international experience includes pastorates in the U.S. and Kenya and leadership within the United Methodist Church's Board of Global Ministries, where he presented more than 1,150 persons for commissioning into mission service; administered a program that awarded assistance to more than 700 students around the world; and introduced numerous mission initiatives including Missioners of Hope and Volunteers for Africa. Rev. McCullough describes Church World Service and its mission as "a global ecumenical organization of Christian persons committed to the transformation of human society and preservation of the environment as an expression of Christ's life. CWS is called no less to be a prophetic voice and an agitating presence: a sign of compassion, a bulwark for justice, human rights, dignity, and a source of knowledge contributing to the healing of nations and the building of lasting peace." Rev. McCullough has led an ecumenical peacemaking delegation to West Africa; hosted historic consultations with African church leaders; and, co-chaired two Washington-based conferences, one on the crisis in Haitian migration and the other on the Korea crisis. Rev. McCullough makes his home in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Programs

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Budget:
$67,971,234
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
None
None

Program Description:

Working in partnership with indigenous organizations worldwide including the U.S., Church World Service supports sustainable self-help development, meets emergency needs, aids refugees, and helps address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness.

Program Long-Term Success:

Many families displaced by violence in the Darfur region of Sudan are now living in camps and have access to food, water, basic healthcare, and education thanks to Church World Service and its coalition partners.

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Church World Service provides significant quality and accountability training to NGOs worldwide, particularly in the Asia /Pacific region. Many countries have had Sphere standards and the code of conduct presented to local staff in the local language for the first time thanks to CWS' efforts. They also serve as regional experts in Asia for Quality and Accountability, a valuable resource for NGOs both international and local. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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Well-trained staffs are the biggest strength of their international emergency response programs. Nonprofit Senior Staff
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