Where did they go in the World in 2020?
By Gail Terey, Coordinator
Co-President, Trinity’s LWML
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) partners with trusted organizations around the world to receive and distribute quilts and kits that are donated to them from churches and organizations around the country. They have warehouse facilities in Minnesota and Maryland where items are stored and then shipped from when there is a need. Trinity’s quilts are loaded on a rental truck at St. John Fraser in October every year and then driven to the Maryland warehouse. There are other collection points around Michigan and the country that do the same thing. Established in 1945, LWR is jointly operated by several Lutheran Church bodies including the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
|COUNTRY||PARTNER AGENCY||NUMBER OF QUILTS|
|Angola||Hope for Angola||15,840|
|Chile||Fundacion Casa Betesda||12,210|
|Djibouti||Resource Exchange International||12,375|
|Ecuador||Union de Oprganizaciones Campesinas Cacaoteras Unocace||7,200|
|El Salvador||Sinado Luterano Salvadoreno||2,880|
|Georgia||Union of Investments and Humanitaian Projects||21,450|
|Haiti||IMA World Health||1,320|
|India||Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action||50,400|
|Mali||Fonds De Solidarite Nationale||28,080|
|Montenegro||International Orthodox Christian Charities||7,560|
|Serbia||International Orthodox Christian Charities||7,560|
|Tanzania||IMA World Health||18,360|
|TOTAL QUILTS SHIPPED||264,585|
Want to learn more? Check out www.lwr.org to learn about the many ways Lutheran World Relief gives help throughout the world.