Lutheran World Relief

Bethany's Outreach Through Lutheran World Relief

Bethany has been actively supporting the mission and outreach of Lutheran World Relief for many years by collecting, assembling and sending quilts, kits and soap to Lutheran World Relief to be distributed as needed.

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LWR kit packing at Oasis
LWR kit packing
LWR quilt blessing
LWR quilts

Love All Serve All - Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief puts faith into action by responding to the needs of people throughout the world. Help is provided to victims of disasters such as earthquakes, floods, famine and war through personal care kits, school kits, baby kits, fabric kits, and quilts. Lutheran World Relief also works to provide clean water, prevent malaria and educate people to learn a trade and improve agricultural practices. 

Lutheran World Relief lets those in need around the world know that God loves them enough to inspire someone thousands of miles away to provide loving care for them. Personal Care Kits given to displaced persons create an opportunity - to stay clean and healthy, to walk with dignity. School Kits give children an opportunity to become educated even in times of disaster. Baby Care Kits are often the only clothing for infants in refugee camps and orphanages.  Fabric Kits are used to teach girls a trade to provide an income. Quilts not only provide warmth but are also used as room dividers, shelter and a way to carry possessions. 

When Bethany’s donations join those of hundreds of other Lutheran congregations across the country, millions of people who are in need throughout the world can experience God’s love and care that we send in every quilt and every kit. 

The items listed below are in each kit.  These items are collected and assembled each October. 

School Kits-backpacks are provided                              

  • 70 page spiral notebooks (4)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • School scissors (blunt tip)
  • Ruler
  • Box of 16-24 crayons
  • Eraser (about 2 inches)
  • Unsharpened pencils (5)
  • Ballpoint pens (5)

Personal Care Kits

  • Light weight bath towel (dark colors)
  • Toothbrush
  • Comb
  • Nail clippers with file
  • 2 bath size bars of soap

Baby Care Kits

  • 2 t-shirts up to size 2T
  • 2 sleepers (without feet) up to size 2T
  • 2 receiving blankets
  • 4 cloth diapers
  • 1 jacket or sweater with hood or cap
  • 1 hand towel
  • 2 pair socks
  • 2 bath size bars of soap

Fabric Kits

  • 3 yards 44’ wide or 4 yards 36’ wide cotton or cotton blend fabric
  • 2 large spools matching or neutral thread

 

Want to get involved? Have questions? Contact Devanee Auel