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Congregation Liaison: Outreach and Servant Ministries Committee
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a global organization that envisions a world in which each person, every community and all generations live in justice, dignity and peace. Founded by Lutherans in the United States, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, LWR exists to serve their neighbors overseas who face poverty, injustice and human suffering.
They focus on two main areas: agriculture and emergency operations. They work to improve the lives of millions of small-scale farmers and their families, helping them adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing weather and environmental conditions. Their emergency operations often go on for years after the initial disaster, helping communities cope with and recover from emergencies in ways that promote lasting improvements in people’s living conditions.
Saint Andrew’s supports the mission of LWR with budgeted funds, donations of quilts, sewing supplies, and Personal Care Kits.
From 2017-2020, we provided support to families in Bihar, India as part of a collaborative effort with LWR (learn more atlwr.org/bihar
As of December 2020:
Make Facemasks: Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has been collecting and distributing facemasks around the world. LWR continues to accept additional masks and their partnering agencies welcome them! If you sew additional masks, you can bring them to church to be mailed to LWR (drop them in the mail slot outside of the west door. Please mark them for LWR.)