Lutheran World Relief

  1. It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. The storm caused massive destruction to many parts of the island, with electrical outages in some areas still persisting today. Many families remain in urgent need. Thanks to your generous support, Lutheran World Relief began reaching out quickly after the storm, [...]

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  2. “I’m making three times the money I was before … I’m not risking my life migrating to another country without knowing what’s going to happen, what’s waiting for me out there,” says Williams Saravia, a cocoa farmer in El Salvador. Your generosity means that Williams, a 30-year-old father, can now stay in his home country, is [...]

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  3. Amid the quickly-constructed mud hut-style houses assembled on 30 by 30 meter plots, there is an unexpected and extraordinary scene at the Palabek refugee settlement in northern Uganda: thriving household gardens. And, now, a street market. More than 2.5 million people from South Sudan have fled from their homes in search of safe haven from [...]

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  4. For what seems like far too long now, we’ve watched tragedy after tragedy unfold for the people of Syria. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably said to yourself, “I wish there was something I could do to help…” But did you know that through your support of Lutheran World Relief you have, in [...]

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  5. It’s a sunny Saturday morning in Houston. Bill Mintz, a former journalist and public affairs director for the Apache Corporation, is erecting a tent at Freewheels Houston, a bike donation, repair and distribution organization serving the local refugee community. The tent will provide cover to the volunteers who will be working in the 90-plus degree [...]

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