In a world of crisis, here’s how you can do a world of good

Crisis. Disasters. Conflict. It seems there isn’t a corner of the world that doesn’t have overwhelming humanitarian need right now. The refugee crisis, fueled by conflict in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan, has reached the highest level in recorded history, surpassing the totals last seen in World War II. In Africa, at least four nations […]

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Blessing of the Quilts, 2017

This is a “living” blog post. We will be updating it each week through the Fall Ingathering season as we receive more photos! Quilts have played a major part of Lutheran World Relief’s mission since our founding in 1945. That means, for over 70 years, quilters across the country have lovingly stitched thousands upon thousands [...]Read More...

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5 Things You May Not Know About Coffee

  An estimated 54 percent of Americans over the age of 18 consume coffee on a daily basis. We are so passionate about it we’ve even fashioned a whole dialect around ordering it from coffeehouses. 1. The United States is not the largest importer of coffee While coffee is the largest food import in the [...]Read More...

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New cocoa standards mean better taste and better lives

If you love coffee or chocolate, I bet you know exactly what you look for in these products. Maybe you drink dark roast coffee because of its full body and strong caffeine jolt, or maybe you prefer 60% cacao chocolate because of its slight bitterness. Throughout my life, career, and especially in my time as Lutheran [...]Read More...

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Help families in Haiti recover from disaster and move forward

Etrenine lives in Haiti, where she and her family depend on their crops to have enough to eat. Even before Hurricane Matthew’s 100-mile-per-hour winds, flooding and mudslides wreaked havoc on the small island nation in October 2016, this family was struggling to get by. Then the storm destroyed most of Etrenine’s crops and they were left with [...]Read More...

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Asking the Right Questions: Inside an LWR Project Evaluation

Asking the right questions - ones that will help to understand the true impact of a project - is crucial to improving our work around the world. Recently Morgan Mercer, of ACDI/VOCA, attended LWR's evaluation of the Learning for Gender Integration (LGI) project in Nicaragua, which used two creative methods to get meaningful feedback directly from the people involved in the project. [...]Read More...

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What is World Refugee Day?

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me. I assure you, as often as you did it for [...]Read More...

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