CLWR invites your support for the following special initiatives.
Augusta Victoria Hospital
CLWR assists the Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), which is administered by The Lutheran World Federation, in meeting its mandate to provide medical service to those living in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. AVH primarily serves the Palestinian population but offers care to all regardless of creed, religion, race, nationality, gender or ability to pay. Approximately 20 per cent of patients are refugees. It provides many specialized services that are not easily accessible or that are unavailable in other hospitals in the occupied Palestinian Territories.
ELCIC Reformation Challenge: Tree Seedlings
Part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s Reformation Challenge is to plant 500,000 trees. Your gift of tree seedlings will help reach that goal. In places like Ethiopia and Uganda, where deforestation and erosion have damaged the soil, drought-resistant trees provide shade from the hot sun and boost the soil’s fertility. Healthy earth makes it easier for farmers to grow good food. Your gift towards drought-resistant trees will provide shade from the hot sun and boost the soil’s fertility where deforestation and erosion have damaged the soil. Healthy earth makes it easier for farmers to grow food. A $50 gift plants 50 trees.
Grow Hope–Share the Harvest
Grow Hope–Share the Harvest is a new opportunity for Canadians who live in urban or suburban areas to become “virtual farmers” by sponsoring an acre that will be farmed to raise funds for Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s (CLWR) account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Through Grow Hope, non-farmers can help farmers grow crops and learn more about what is involved in growing food at the same time. Your partnership will grow hope for people who don’t have enough to eat—the hope for a better future for themselves and their families.
Iraq Emergency Relief
CLWR is supporting families displaced by violence in Iraq. Many communities are struggling to support all the extra people who’ve moved into their areas because of the violence, and water resources that were already strained have become even more overworked. Upgrades to public water systems will make a difference, including that homes will have better access to the main water lines. CLWR also supports the provision of mental health services to people affected by sectarian violence.
Syrian Refugee Relief
Through The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), CLWR is providing support to Syrian refugees living in urban areas in northern Jordan and in the Za’atari refugee camp. Donations will used where needed most. For example, funds could provide clothing, personal and household hygiene supplies, and food vouchers for the most vulnerable people. It could support peace building initiatives and vocational training for women. It could rehabilitate schools and provide school supplies to children, or it could help provide psychosocial support to youth and young adults.