Lutheran World Relief

Rating: 4.96 stars   51 reviews

Issues: International

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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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800.597.5972
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have given to LWR for some years, admiring the stewardship and selection of services they support. Lutheran World Relief adheres to the mission of service and caring.

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2014

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4 people found this review helpful

Lutheran World Relief has a long history of working to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in the world: refugees, victims of disaster, people recovering from devastation of all kinds, as well as committing to help people move from extreme poverty to stability and hope for a better future. I appreciate that they do not impose ideas on poor people, but help them to achieve their communities' goals, whether it be through education, health care, agricultural improvements, improving employment possibilities or simply moving from survival to thriving. It is a great organization all around.

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4 people found this review helpful

Throughout my life I have contributed to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) both financially and materially by gathering health care supplies, baby clothes, and making quilts. They are excellent educators, passionate servants, and fantastic stewards of all the gifts entrusted to them. They are one of the first aid organizations to enter in time of need and one of the last to leave. I couldn't be more impressed with of their work on my behalf.

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5 people found this review helpful

LWR shares care, compassion and respect with the poorest of the poor around the world. Using resources carefully to educate and support. I know the donations are used for the communities and not in growing a large administration of the agency.

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3 people found this review helpful

Lutheran World Relief is the disaster response organization that really makes the most of your donation. Because Lutheran World Relief has existing local and regional partner and government connects, ait can move faster and more efficiently to wherever needed in 50+ nations all over the world. Lutheran World Relief has many projects to address needs of the poor. My personal favorite is the quilt, school kit and health kit collection in the U.S. for distrubtion aboard. I love that a quilt I made with my hands ends up in the hands of someone who needs it half a world away. Lutheran World Relief quilts and kits say "Someone, across the seas, cares about you" in every language on earth! Visit the Lutheran World Relief website at: lwr.org Find a outreach that moves you to reach out to those in need Believe me, it feels good!

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2 people found this review helpful

Lutheran World Relief is one of a very few charities I donate to and the reason is simple. More than ninety cents on the dollar is used directly for the outreach I select. There are so many choices of where and how your donation is used that I can't imagine any person not finding a place to donate that touches their heart.

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LWR does wonderful work in hard to serve areas all over the world. I can trust that my donation is being used wisely and for the best good.

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2 people found this review helpful

This amazing organization engages volunteers in the advancement of the mission of the organization, as well as the the opportunity to bring hope to communities in desperate need.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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