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Lutheran World Relief Calls for Moment of Prayer in Observance of World Malaria Day
Baltimore, April 24, 2012
In observance of World Malaria Day, April 25, Lutheran World Relief (LWR), through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI), is calling for a moment of prayer in remembrance of people around the world whose lives have been affected by malaria.
Lutheran World Relief Honored for Contributions to Religion and Education
Baltimore, April 20, 2012
Each year the citizens of Walker County, Ala. nominate a person or organization for the Medgar W. Evers Award for Religion and Education, which recognizes valuable contributions made to humanity and the betterment of community. This year, on April 16, the award was presented to Lutheran World Relief.
Lutheran World Relief Names Daniel Lee Vice President for External Relations
Baltimore, April 19, 2012
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Lee as Vice President for External Relations. Lee joined LWR in 2006 and has worked in a variety of communications and marketing roles, most recently as interim Vice President for External Relations and Director of Marketing.
Lutheran World Relief Responds to Looming Food Crisis in West Africa
Baltimore, April 17, 2012
A serious food crisis is brewing in the Sahel region of West Africa, a region where more than 10 million people already face the threat of hunger every day. Recent failed rains, drought and rising food costs, among other factors, now threaten an additional 3.4 million people.
“We are Land” Exhibit Opens in Bogotá, Colombia with Support from Lutheran World Relief
Baltimore, March 20, 2012
Lutheran World Relief (LWR), together with partner organizations in Colombia, celebrates the opening of the exhibit “We are Land” today at the Universidad del Rosario in downtown Bogotá.
Lutheran World Relief Board Names Myrna Sheie Friend of LWR, Highlights Lutheran Malaria Initiative
Baltimore, February 9, 2012
At a special awards dinner in her honor, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) presented retiring board member Myrna Sheie a Friend of Lutheran World Relief Award.
Concordia Invitational Tournament to benefit Lutheran Malaria Initiative
Baltimore, January 24, 2012
The Concordia Invitational Tournament set for Jan. 27-28 at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., will benefit the work of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).
Lutheran World Relief Assisting Flood Survivors in the Philippines
Baltimore, January 24, 2012
On the evening of December 16, Solidad Maestre encountered the most unforgettable typhoon of her life. The water was already knee-high when she began to pack her things, and by the time Solidad and her children vacated their home, the floodwaters had risen to chest level, forcing them to abandon their possessions.
Lutheran World Relief Provides Critically Needed Water in the Philippines
Baltimore, January 23, 2012
Lutheran World Relief is providing emergency water services to families who still have no access to clean drinking water a month after a devastating typhoon ripped through the Philippines island of Mindanao, killing 1,257 people and affecting more than a million.
Lutheran Malaria Initiative Contributes to Global Decline in Malaria Deaths
Baltimore, January 13, 2012
The World Health Organization recently released its World Malaria Report 2011, showing that the concerted global effort in recent years to combat malaria, including campaigns like the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI), means that a third fewer people in Africa are dying of malaria now than in 2000.
Lutherans Invite Students to Help End Malaria
Baltimore, December 22, 2011
The Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) and the ELCA Malaria
Campaign today announced several new opportunities for college and university
students at Lutheran schools to engage in the global fight against malaria. The
programs, funded by the generous support of Arne and Ruth Sorenson of
Washington, D.C., will help equip and inspire young leaders to make a
difference in the global effort to end malaria deaths.
Lutheran World Relief Responds to Devastating Floods in the Philippines
Baltimore, December 17, 2011
Lutheran World Relief is responding to devastating flooding caused by a tropical storm on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines Friday night. At least 430 people are reported dead, many more are missing, and tens of thousands are affected. The flooding has destroyed homes and crops, including many in areas where LWR has worked for years.
Lutheran Malaria Initiative Continues Ground-Breaking Work through Generous Gift from ELCA
Baltimore, November 4, 2011
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has pledged $250,000 to support Lutheran World Relief’s anti-malaria work in Tanzania through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.
Hallie Confer Named Friend of Lutheran World Relief at Award Ceremony
Baltimore, October 10, 2011
To Hallie Confer, recent recipient of the Friend of Lutheran World Relief award, LWR is more than a past place of employment or even a favorite organization — it’s a part of her personal and family history. At an award dinner September 27, Lutheran World Relief paid homage to that history.
Drought Conditions in East Africa Remain Dire; Lutheran World Relief Mounts Long-Term Response
Baltimore, September 27, 2011
By the thousands, hungry, weary and desperate people continue to arrive at the gates of the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya, seeking refuge from the drought and food crisis that has driven more than 13 million people across East Africa to the brink of starvation.
Lutherans Across the Country Help Launch Lutheran Malaria Initiative
Baltimore, September 15, 2011
The Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) will launch publically Sept. 18-20 with several Lutheran congregations and schools hosting special offerings, awareness events and other activities.
As Horn of Africa Crisis Deepens, Lutheran World Relief Boosts Response
Baltimore, August, 16, 2011
As the number of people in danger of starvation continues to increase in East Africa, Lutheran World Relief is working with partners on the ground to carry out an immediate and long-term crisis response.
Lutheran World Relief Responds to Humanitarian Crisis in Drought-Stricken East Africa
Baltimore, July 13, 2011
With the danger of widespread famine in the Horn of Africa increasing daily, Lutheran World Relief is rushing $500,000 for an immediate response to this unfolding humanitarian crisis.
Haiti, One Year Later: A Report from Lutheran World Relief
Baltimore, January 11, 2011
A year after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, Lutheran
World Relief (LWR) continues its long-term efforts to assist
Kurt Buchholz Named Vice President for Special Initiatives at Lutheran World Relief
Baltimore, January 26, 2011
World Relief (LWR) has named Kurt Buchholz its vice president for
special initiatives, a newly created position. He will start on February
About Lutheran World Relief (LWR):
Lutheran World Relief works to improve the lives of smallholder farmers and people experiencing poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America, both in times of emergencies and for the long term. With the financial support of US Lutherans and other donors, LWR strengthens communities through programs in agriculture, climate, and emergency support. LWR works with partners, supporters and technical assistance providers to achieve lasting results. For more information, visit lwr.org.
Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas.