Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1945 to respond to the needs of communities devastated by World War II. Since then, it has evolved from a relief agency shipping material resources to war-torn Europe to an agency that works with partners worldwide to respond to emergencies, seek lasting solutions to rural poverty, and work for peace and justice for all. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, LWR works to reduce poverty and injustice by helping communities increase and expand the resources they need to live productive, healthy and empowered lives. To learn more about Lutheran World Relief, visit www.lwr.org.
Members of Faith Lutheran Church actively support the work of Lutheran World Relief through financial contributions and through the sharing of their time and talents. One dedicated group of members is our “Faithful Quilters” group that meets every Wednesday to sew quilts for LWR’s “Project Comfort”. Every year, countless Lutheran groups and individuals join their hearts and hands in sewing quilts and assembling layettes and health, school and sewing kits to be distributed to people in need by Lutheran World Relief. Through their love and commitment to these projects, they turn ordinary items into tangible symbols of extraordinary love for people who may feel they’ve been forgotten by the world.