Tag Archives: Water
Posted on 16. Jun, 2015 by Lutheran World Relief.
You can transform an entire community by simply giving them the gift of water. Right now, a group of generous friends will double the value of your gift — dollar-for-dollar — between now and July 31, up to $100,000. This means that your gift today of $50 will be matched with another gift of $50 […]
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 20. Oct, 2014 by Viktorija Aleksejeva.
WHAT is a Sand Dam? A sand dam is a reinforced cement wall built across a seasonal (flows after major rainfall, then dries up again) sandy river. The dams are built by securing one or two long concrete barriers across river beds, and by placing a pipe under these barriers. When it rains, the water […]
Posted on 05. Sep, 2014 by Dan Ruth.
“Hunger is like this: if you’re hungry, you can’t sleep at night. If you have hunger, you can’t plan ahead for your life. You can’t think about anything except the hunger that you have. Hunger. It creates conflict in the family, and can tear it apart. We used to be so hungry.” Just three years […]
Posted on 24. Jun, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
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 […]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Today is World Water Day, an official celebration of freshwater and sustainable management. We celebrate this day by lifting up the millions of people around the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water, water for irrigation, or sufficient sanitation. We work hard to ensure that all people have the water they need to […]
Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
Guest post from Rev. Naomi Sease Carriker, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. I woke up this morning to deal with a rare problem in southeast Pennsylvania: our town issued an advisory about low chlorine levels, urging us to boil our water. Posted on our water company’s website were ominous instructions: “DO […]
Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
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 […]
Posted on 21. Jun, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
It’s officially stage three of the Gobi March, and LWR’s own Paul Drossou is going strong! He finished stage one in just over 5 1/2 hours, and stage two in 6 1/2 (each stage is roughly a marathon — 26 miles). Now comes the hard part. The official Gobi March website says, For many of […]
Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
Hi, my name is Paul Drossou and I am LWR’s country director for Indonesia. I get to work with rural communities in Indonesia to help families earn income, preserve their natural resources and protect themselves from the effects of natural disaster. In my free time, one of the things I’m passionate about is running. Last […]