Church World Service was born in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. A number of denominations came together to form an agency "to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone." The mission: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless and promote peace and justice around the world.
To better combat hunger a joint community hunger appeal called CROP was started in 1947. To further this endeavor a multi-denominational program called One Great Hour of Sharing was formed. Today CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and is closely associated with community-wide interfaith CROP Hunger Walks.
In the '60s Church World Service began to augment its emergency assistance work with support for long-range, problem-solving efforts--what came to be known as development. In India, Church World Service helped countless villages construct reservoirs, dig wells, and lay irrigation systems. More than 60 years later the mission remains, though where and how we accomplish it has changed dramatically.
If you would like to make a donation to Church World Services, please make your donation through Rolling Hills Community Church and designate the program "Church World Services" on your check. You may use our "ONLINE DONATION" and select "Mission" and note Church World Services.