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man pumping a new well in Nicaragua

Double Your Donation with our Summer Match

Posted on 24. Jun, 2013 by .

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Some generous friends of Lutheran World Relief have issued a challenge. They will double the value of gifts received — dollar for dollar — between now and August 31, up to a total of $171,000! Will you accept this challenge so your gift this summer can do twice as much good? Those gifts mean so […]

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Photo of the Day: ELCA Bishops in Nicaragua

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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Three bishops from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are currently traveling in Nicaragua to visit programs of Lutheran World Relief. Pictured here in Somoto, Nicaragua, the leaders attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new well that will provide clean water for the community. This photo was posted on Facebook by LWR’s President, John […]

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The Global Water Challenge

The Global Water Challenge

Posted on 21. Jun, 2012 by .

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In my car over the noon hour, I was excited to hear part of an audio documentary by America Abroad. Being the news junkie I am, I was tempted to sit in my parking spot for the next hour so I could finish listening to this NPR program. As much as I know about the […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 by .

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As March Madness madness whittles its way down to the Sweet Sixteen, and Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow find new teams to quarterback, it’s a good week to be a sports fan. There are plenty of surprises and excitement to keep us talking for months. But when that one shining moment begins to fade, what […]

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World Water Day 2012

World Water Day 2012

Posted on 22. Mar, 2012 by .

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Today is World Water Day, a day that we celebrate the fact that more people than ever have access to clean, safe water. Of course, there are still many more people who face the risk of getting sick from unsafe drinking water and poor access to sanitation facilities. Here’s a look back at some of […]

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The Difference 5 Seconds Makes

The Difference 5 Seconds Makes

Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by .

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Tomorrow, March 22, is World Water Day, a day to focus attention on the importance of clean water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Thanks to our friends at Water.org for posting this great infographic. Learn more about how LWR is providing moving water to communities around the world at lwr.org/water

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Join Us in Praying For…

Join Us in Praying For…

Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by .

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…Jeann Llanor from the Philippines. She recently gave birth to a baby prematurely amid the chaos of Tropical Storm Washi, a powerfully destructive storm that hit the Philippine island of Mindanao in December. She lives in Cagayan de Oro, a city hard hit by the storm that has affected a total of more than a […]

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Lutheran World Relief Provides Critically Needed Water in the Philippines

Lutheran World Relief Provides Critically Needed Water in the Philippines

Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by .

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This news release was issued in response to the December typhoon that went through the island of Mindanao, in the Philippines. Read more about our response » Baltimore, January 23, 2012 – Lutheran World Relief is providing emergency water services to families who still have no access to clean drinking water more than a month […]

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The Aftermath of Typhoon Washi

The Aftermath of Typhoon Washi

Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by .

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The immediate effects from Typhoon Washi were merely phase one of the devastation that people of the Philippines experienced. Lack of electricity and clean water, a rising death toll approaching a thousand, hundreds still missing, and 100,000 displaced people plague the country as a search for missing loved ones presses on–while the country is forced […]

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Water Through the Eyes of a Child

Water Through the Eyes of a Child

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 by .

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If have or know a pre-teenager, you know they aren’t the easiest humans to get along with. They can be fiercely defiant, moody, quiet and emotional as they start their walk toward adolescence. Trust me, as the mother of a “tween” I am speaking from personal experience. Eleven year-old Rubén, from Tinguipaya, Bolivia, is no […]

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