LUTHERANS CARE ABOUT PEOPLE, AND ESPECIALLY PEOPLE IN NEED.
In Wittenberg, during the Reformation, Martin Luther himself helped organize the “Community Chest,” which provided welfare for the poor, zero-interest loans to get impoverished artisans back on their feet, and funds for teachers, church workers and even a physician to care for those unable to afford medical care.
In that same spirit, we at Our Saviour are proud to celebrate and support Lutheran World Relief, the global expression of Lutheran charity.
In 1945, World War II left an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Lutherans in the US mobilized to help in Europe through a new agency called Lutheran World Relief.
Today, Lutheran World Relief operates in East and West Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, helping some of the world’s poorest communities build the resilience they need to thrive.