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Lutheran World Relief

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Causes: International, International Agricultural Development, International Development, International Relief

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 2014, Lutheran World Relief reached 4,763,599 people in 153 projects across 35 countries.

Target demographics: poverty, injustice and human suffering

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,763,599 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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6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a church wide organization that has gone into many countries in need for what ever reason and helped in what way they could. It donates to countries freely because the people of the Lutheran have donated goods and money to promote a needy cause. We as, Lutheran's are very proud of the work that Lutheran World Relief does worldwide.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lutheran World Relief is one of the most effective agencies for change around the world. The type of aid that they deliver is sustainable and long term, not just a temporary fix. When I give money to LWR, I know my dollars are making a difference to people who deserve a chance for a better life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar