Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief, an international nonprofit organization, works to end poverty and injustice by empowering some of the world's most impoverished communities to help themselves. With partners in 35 countries, LWR seeks to promote sustainable development with justice and dignity by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives; engage in Fair Trade; promote peace and reconciliation; and respond to emergencies. LWR is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. and has worked in international development and relief since 1945.
By supporting its community-based relief and development work around the world, LWR supporters have already demonstrated the value U.S. Lutherans place on development assistance. They have helped LWR reach countless communities in need of disaster relief, support for improved food production and interventions to help prevent the spread of deadly diseases such as malaria. U.S. investments in global development enhance these programs, allowing more people to receive effective life-saving care and resources.
Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), individuals and parish groups in international relief, development, advocacy and social responsibility. Women of the ELCA is actively involved in this ministry. Click HERE to choose from which projects you can begin helping others.
This is a video of Baby Care Kits being distributed in the Philippines. Everything you give is a great gift.
Here are some ways you can give of your time and talent to Baby Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief
Stamps for Children
Stamps from your incoming mail would be welcomed for use by Rev. Tom Misiewicz.
Undamaged stamps are distributed free of charge to any children's group in need. Groups such as schools or scout groups are used not only to interest children in the hobby, but also as educational aids in history/geography classes and for arts/crafts projects.
How can you help? Save all the undamaged stamps from your incoming mail, ask for the special commemorative stamps the next time you go to the post office and use them on your mail. You can also ask your family, friends, co-workers, church, club members, write a letter to your newspaper's editor, ask your Homeowners Association to post a flyer, anywhere and everywhere!
When you donate, please note that Stamps for Children keeps names/addresses of all donors strictly confidential and are never given out. Your name will not be added to any mailing list, either.
Please mail the stamps to:
Rev. Tom Misiewicz
817 Cushwa Road
Martinsburg, WV 25403
Helpful Hints on how to save stamps and what stamps you do not have to save are in the July 2014 Scroll.
For mobile users: If the above information looks a little off kilter, your eyes are right. It's one of the adventures in site building when the changes apply to both the desktop version and the mobile version. The web support team knows about it and hope to fix that in the future. :)