Archive for 'School Kits'

Helping Flood Victims in the Philippines

Helping Flood Victims in the Philippines

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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LWR’s Values: Stewardship

LWR’s Values: Stewardship

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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LWR at the Lutherbowl

LWR at the Lutherbowl

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by .

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I have many fond memories from my time at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary: from challenging studies in the classroom to incredible worship led by inspiring leaders. But if I’m being honest, these pale in comparison to my time spent on the football field at the annual Lutherbowl held at Gettysburg Seminary. While we did not […]

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St. Louis Ingathering Puts Faith Into Action

St. Louis Ingathering Puts Faith Into Action

Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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An LWR School Kit for Every Child

Posted on 14. Jun, 2011 by .

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Sao Tome and Principe is a small island-nation off the west coast of Africa. It is one of Africa’s poorest countries but, because of its small size (estimated population is 160,000), it is often overlooked by relief and development agencies. The education system in Sao Tome has been declining since 1996. The drop-out rate is […]

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LWR School Kits Encourage School Attendance

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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Meet Sally Warrick, 82 years old, and still making School Kits

Posted on 07. Jan, 2011 by .

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by Dan Ruth The Lutheran magazine is featuring an article this month on Sally Warrick, a woman in her 80s who isn’t even Lutheran, but has taken up the service of making School Kits for LWR. This is yet another wonderful example of how people across the United States reach out in Christian love to […]

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The Women of Carrefour – Women Thrive

Posted on 30. Nov, 2010 by .

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Carrefour is a poor residential area within the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince. Like the rest of the area, it was devastated by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010. The earthquake destroyed homes, killed more than 200,000 people and forced more than half a million to flee in search of safety and support. […]

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Reflections on Haiti

Posted on 28. Oct, 2010 by .

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In my job at Lutheran World Relief, I frequently travel to areas following an emergency in order to ensure our projects are going as planned. LWR sends me with pretty fundamental questions: are resources being used appropriately? Are the right people receiving food, water, quilts and kits? How do we measure the impact of this? […]

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We Need Your Help – update from Trevor Knoblich

Posted on 28. Aug, 2010 by .

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Requests are coming in from around the world for quilts and kits. To meet those requests we need your help. To date, we have outstanding requests for 21 ocean freight containers. A container holds 16,000 quilts, 17,000 school kits or 32,000 health kits—a total of nearly 750,000 pounds of aid that could provide school supplies […]

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Storing Hope, Restoring Lives

Posted on 14. Jan, 2010 by .

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Trevor Knoblich is the Program Coordinator for Emergency Response at LWR. In July of 2009, he traveled to the Philippines for the opening of LWR’s first overseas warehouse. A condensed version of this article appeared in the January 2010 edition of Faith in Action. The Philippines represents an unusual set of circumstances for organizations like […]

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