Lutheran World Relief http://lwr.org is a non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. Their staff and partners in the countries where they work know the local languages, traditions and customs necessary to provide appropriate solutions. And they have access to the knowledge and expertise of their colleagues in other countries around the world.
Agriculture, Climate & Disaster Risk Reduction
LWR’s goal is to improve the lives of millions of small-scale farmers and their families, and to help them adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing weather and environmental conditions.
Our goal is to help communities cope with and recover from emergencies in ways that promote lasting improvements in people’s living conditions
In 2015 and 2016 Grace’s Sunday School assembled Personal Care Kits which help impoverished people stay healthy in life’s most challenging situations. The kits we assembled in 2015 were delivered to Haiti in July 2015, the Ukraine in August 2015, Angola in November 2015 and Georgia in December 2015.
Grace is pleased to serve as a Lutheran World Relief Ingathering site, providing a convenient drop off site for many other LWR donor churches in our Metro NY Synod.