Tag Archives: Water

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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World Water Day (Photos)

Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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bathroom faucet with running water

It’s Easy to Take Clean Water for Granted

Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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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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Going Strong in the Gobi Desert

Going Strong in the Gobi Desert

Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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I’m Running 155 Miles for Water

Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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