Donor Spotlight: Making a monthly difference, even from Amsterdam

Moving from Texas to Amsterdam was a big change for the Shuff family. But one thing didn’t change: the love they share with their neighbors in need through the Lutheran World Relief Faithful Neighbors monthly giving program.

"We are blessed to be a blessing," Andrew Shuff said. "We don’t have to worry about where our food comes from, so we should make sure others can have food, too."

The simplicity of the Faithful Neighbors program is what attracted the couple — it only took a few minutes to set up their automatic monthly donation on the monthly giving webpage according to their preferences. 

"Setting things up automatically just helps keep it simple," Amy says, explaining how important it is to their family to prioritize sharing with neighbors in need as part of their monthly expenses, along with food, utilities and housing costs. "We don’t have to remember each month, and it helps with budgeting." There are other benefits too, such as their annual tax deduction. Yet the young family enjoys far more than convenience.

As Amy explained, "You can keep up with the news and be very sad about it. But I know Lutheran World Relief is already at work in a lot of those places. I don’t have to think about it to really make a difference." 

By becoming a Faithful Neighbor with your monthly gift, your love will reach further, stay longer and help sustain neighbors in need all year long. Plus, you’ll get less mail from us, which cuts down on administrative costs so more of your gift goes directly to the families that need it.

Start your monthly giving today and join a group of our most dedicated, compassionate donors.

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