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Disaster update

Fire displaces thousands, destroys homes in Chile

April 14, 2014

UPDATED: VALPARAISO, Chile — A fast-moving fire that started April 12 in Chile’s port city of Valparaiso has destroyed hundreds of homes and left at least 12 dead, including two sponsored elders.

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Updates around the world

Sponsored friends OK after Ecuador volcano erupts

April 07, 2014

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador – Unbound sponsored friends in Ecuador remain safe after a volcano erupted April 4 south of the capital, Quito, creating an ash plume 6 miles high.

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CFCA news alert

Quake strikes in Chile, triggers tsunami warnings

April 01, 2014

UPDATED: VALPARAISO, Chile — An 8.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern Chile triggered tsunami warnings for the Pacific coast of South and Central America.

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Unbound

CFCA is now called Unbound

January 02, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Christian Foundation for Children and Aging has a new name and look. CFCA is now known as Unbound. The new name and logo are an expression of our work to help people break through the bonds of poverty.

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Scott Wasserman

President/CEO has long history with organization

December 16, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A familiar face took the reins in December as president and chief executive officer of CFCA, soon to be known as Unbound. Scott Wasserman was a member of the governing board for 15 years, serving the last 14 years as board chair.

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Typhoon

Brothers in Philippines lose home in typhoon

November 16, 2013

UPDATED: MANILA, Philippines — For brothers Cyrus and James, all that's left of their family's home is a pile of rubble after Super Typhoon Haiyan slashed through their community in the Philippines.

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Children play during the flooding of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.

Rebuilding of homes and livelihoods ahead

November 14, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Families in CFCA projects impacted by Super Typhoon Haiyan are safe but will need help as they rebuild their homes and livelihoods.

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Philippines

CFCA families reported safe after super typhoon

November 10, 2013

UPDATED: MANILA, Philippines — Early reports from CFCA projects indicate sponsored friends and their families are safe after one of the strongest storms ever recorded hit the Philippines.

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Evacuees from Typhoon Yolanda

Philippine families evacuate before super typhoon

November 08, 2013

UPDATED: MANILA, Philippines — Families of sponsored children and aging friends in CFCA’s Legazpi project moved to evacuation centers as one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded takes aim at the Philippines.

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CFCA staff members walk to honor Bob Hentzen.

Staff members walk to honor Bob Hentzen

October 25, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — On October 24, CFCA staff members walked about 2 miles to a memorial service for CFCA President and Co-founder Bob Hentzen, who passed away Oct. 8 in Guatemala. The memorial Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Redemptorist) Church.

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