Lutheran World Relief
Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.
Where your support goes
In 1945, World War II left an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Here in the United States, Lutheran churches in at least 20 states mobilized to help in Europe through a new agency called Lutheran World Relief.
The recipients of LWR’s aid have changed — as has much of our operations — but in thousands of congregations, in millions of offerings and in uncounted prayers, US Lutherans have supported LWR’s work ever since.
LWR has learned a lot about walking with people who set out to better their lives and communities.
Around the world, LWR shares far more than relief supplies.