Food, clothing and shelter.
These three basic needs are crucial for an individual's well-being and potential growth. Unfortunately, the world's poorest suffer most acutely, since they have the fewest resources to prepare for a crisis and to rebuild afterward. Lutheran World Relief is in a unique position to reach highly vulnerable families whose immediate needs may not be met by other responders following an emergency.
With nearly 75 years of demonstrated expertise helping to transform some of the hardest-to-reach places in the developing world, Lutheran World Relief is an innovative, trusted international nongovernmental organization (INGO) committed to those otherwise cut off from basic human services and opportunities.
When local, national or regional purchase proves difficult, we tap into donated goods to support others in their time of need. As much as possible, non-food items are sourced locally, as a strategy to support local economies. Our Mission Quilts, Personal Care Kits and other items carefully crafted by our faithful donors, are prepositioned within the United Nation’s Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD) network for rapid deployment and distribution.
Quilts, blankets, school supplies, personal hygiene items and fabric are just some of the resources provided to the those who need it most. This year, $14 million worth of quilts, kits and soap were shipped across the world, impacting over 576,669 lives.