Tag Archives: emergencies
Posted on 01. Dec, 2015 by Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard (rt.).
If we have learned anything from living in our increasingly globalized world, it is that no community or no nation stands in isolation. For better or worse, we are all connected. This makes our existence on this planet simultaneously more creative, more dynamic, more complex and more dangerous. Inevitably, what goes on “over there” will […]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2014 by Lutheran World Relief.
November 8 marks the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The storm was one of the strongest to make landfall in recorded history. 16 million people were affected, 4 million people were displaced and 6,300 people died because of the storm. In response, Lutheran World Relief raised $9.7 million to meet the immediate […]
Posted on 28. Oct, 2014 by Melanie Gibbons.
In the LWR Quilters Group on Facebook – a place of 750 (and counting) dedicated Quilters and Kit-makers from across the US gather online – we’ve been having an interesting discussion. What’s the difference between a quilt “blessing” and a quilt “dedication?” And why do congregations do them before sending Quilts and Kits to LWR? […]
Posted on 15. Dec, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Over the past two weeks, I have been traveling around the Philippines with LWR’s staff based there. It’s been an amazing opportunity to see the immense expertise of our field staff, the way they approach their work with both compassion and professionalism. Please view the video below to see a little of what I have […]
Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by Katey Swenson.
Recently, The Guardian published an article about the deforestation in Indonesia. The article explains the crisis the Indonesian island of Sumatra is undergoing due to quickly disappearing forests. The impacts of natural disasters are greater on communities when forests are not there to act as a buffer between them; violence erupts over land conflicts; animal […]
Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Lutheran World Relief’s staff have been hard at work in the Philippines after Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on December 4. Despite the challenging situation and landfall of February 19’s Tropical Depression Shanshan (locally, “Crising”), which caused flash flooding, our team has made significant progress. Here are a few highlights: With over 233,000 […]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2013 by Jessica Katzenstein.
Check out this vintage LWR Layette (Baby Care Kit) brochure one of our constituents found in her mother-in-law’s drawer. How things have changed since 1964 – and yet the spirit is the same! Learn more about Baby Care Kits A Baby Care Kit from LWR is like a promise. It says to that baby, Your […]
Posted on 12. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Today marks the third anniversary of the earthquake that leveled Haiti. Three years ago this magnitude 7.0 earthquake severely damaged an already struggling nation. Lutheran World Relief had already been at work in Haiti for fifteen years, but we increased our presence there to help people recover from the earthquake. Three years after the earthquake, […]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” – Karl Barth The photo that accompanies this quote displays the disorder of our natural world. Typhoon Bopha swept through the island of Mindanao in the Philippines in the early morning hours of December 4. This school […]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1 out of every 4 people have already failed to keep their New Year’s resolutions. By the end of 2013, only 8% of people will have kept their resolutions all year long. But here’s a resolution that’s easy to keep: supporting sustainable development. How? When you sign up […]
Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
From Cathy Gordo, LWR’s Program Officer for Emergency Response in the Philippines On Tuesday morning, Warnita Pardillo, a 47-year-old mother of three, sat with her family waiting. She had been monitoring radio broadcasts about Typhoon Bopha for days, knowing it was heading toward her town on the eastern coast of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. […]