Lutheran World Relief

Rating: 4.96 stars   47 reviews

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Location: 700 Light Street Baltimore MD 21230 USA

Mission: Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.
Results: In 2012, Lutheran World Relief reached 7,827,163 people in 189 projects across 35 countries.
Target demographics: improve people's lives
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,827,163 people across 35 countries
Geographic areas served: countries around the world
Programs: responding to emergencies, and providing long-term solutions like training farmers in developing nations
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EIN 13-2574963
800.597.5972
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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful organization! They address the global issues of poverty, natural disaster emergency operations, provide solutions for sustainable development, secure funding for the world's neediest. They have a beautiful heart and a strong mission.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I know the money, quilts, and other things I send to LWR will be used well. Nothing is wasted. I've taken quilts up to their warehouse site in Mpls and was impressed by their set-up also. They do God's work in the world.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Lutheran World Relief is a wonderful organization that really helps proclaim the Evangelical Lutheran Church's motto "God's work, our hands." They are among the first relief groups into troubled areas when disaster strikes and they stay long after the new media moves on to the next "big story." Their administrative costs are kept extremely low so that more funding can do into direct aid to the people who need it most. I can't travel to Haiti, for example, but I can collect items for health kits, school kits, sewing kits, etc. and donate money, knowing that it is going to a most worthy cause and will be put to good use, directing helping those who need it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not directly experienced the results of this organization but I believe the stories, interview, articles I read about them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Secure more funding for their work and more people to collect and donate items for their kits.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We donate to Lutheran World Relief both as individuals and through our congregation. They are professional, caring and effective. We can give with confidence, knowing that Lutheran World Relief is a good steward of our dollars.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Reading articles by LWR and reading about the effectiveness of LWR in the media.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more PR. But then that costs money. And LWR is more interested in providing services than good PR.

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