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 at

Current Opportunities:

As of May 2021:
Facemasks:  Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has discontinued its collection of facemasks. LWR thanks everyone for their contribution!