Archive for 'Personal Care Kits'
Posted on 05. Apr, 2012 by Melanie Gibbons.
Several years ago, I went to visit my grandmother in rural Virginia. The timing of the trip happened to coincide with the annual Love Feast held at her Church of the Brethren congregation. A Love Feast is a celebration and remembrance of Jesus washing the disciples feet and the Lord’s Supper. She was so excited […]
Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
Key Developments Food security remains a serious concern for Southern Ethiopia, Eastern Kenya and many parts of Somalia. Many parts of East Africa experienced normal levels “short rains” between October to December. However, Eastern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia, and many parts of Somalia face the possibility of below-average “long rains” from March through May 2012. Given […]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
From December 16-18 2011, Tropical Storm Washi (locally known as Sendong) swept across the island of Mindanao, Philippines. Strong winds and heavy rains caused flooding, landslides and flash floods that resulted in massive destruction to both lives and livelihoods. More than 1,400 people were killed. As of February 17, more than 14,000 persons remain inside […]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2012 by Jessica Katzenstein.
When Christine Djalleta got the idea to make Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, she couldn’t have guessed how big her idea would become. Christine originally got enough supplies to make eight Kits, then asked her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Sandra Ellis-Killian at St. John’s Lutheran in Ambler, […]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by Corazon Lagamayo.
A severe tropical storm struck the southern Philippines on December 16, causing landslides and massive flooding on the island of Mindanao, where Lutheran World Relief is implementing a number of sustainable development projects. Two major cities in northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, were badly hit, as were many surrounding areas. Learn more […]
Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by Melanie Gibbons.
Both our respect and appreciation for each other and the critical and urgent nature of our mission call us to employ the highest standards in our lives and work. We are not owners; rather we strive to be wise trustees: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1). Aware of […]
Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by Jessica Katzenstein.
Last weekend’s annual St. Louis-area Ingathering truly showed the generosity of LWR’s Quilt and Kit makers. Donations went up over 50 percent from last year! On a gorgeous day at Concordia Seminary outside of St. Louis, LWR staff and seminary volunteers were expecting donations to be about the same as last year. Usually, churches from […]
Posted on 14. May, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
According to the international assistance community, Afghanistan is currently in the “relief, recovery and reconstruction phase” amid a fragile peace. While the challenges that lie ahead are very real, Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA), LWR’s partner in Northern Afghanistan, cites reasons for Afghanis to have hope in spite of the odds against them. After decades of […]
Posted on 24. Feb, 2011 by Dan Ruth.
by Dan Ruth Visiting Haiti this week has been eye-opening, to say the least. While it doesn’t seem to have the huge income disparity that other countries do (actually, it probably does, but it wasn’t as visible as other places), it is a nation of contrasts. As soon as we landed in Port-au-Prince, it was […]
Posted on 14. Jan, 2011 by Dan Ruth.
Vacation Bible School programs provide a nurturing environment for children of all ages to learn about God’s love. Last August, Bethany Lutheran Church in Lompoc, Calif., added an element of service to VBS by making Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. “We wanted to have a mission project, and had read shortly before about […]
Posted on 30. Sep, 2010 by Trevor Knoblich.
All over Haiti there are signs of progress: rubble removal, construction of temporary houses, people and machines everywhere. Here in Leogane, near the epicenter of the earthquake, people are involved in a variety of planning and construction projects, from hospitals to schools to shelter for other survivors. Storm Damage in one of the temporary camps […]