SOURCE: Lutheran World Relief, Inc.

Lutheran World Relief, Inc.

September 09, 2015 14:57 ET

Lutheran World Relief Responds to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Baltimore-Based Humanitarian Agency Is Sending Material Resources and Supporting the ACT Alliance Emergency Response

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - September 09, 2015) - As thousands of refugees and migrants from Northern Africa, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are flowing into Europe, Lutheran World Relief is responding with material assistance and is supporting the relief effort of the ACT Alliance.

LWR is shipping Mission Quilts, Baby Care Kits and Personal Care Kits to Serbia to distribute to refugees and migrants. Since October 2012, LWR has provided $7.05 million in assistance to Syrian refugees, reaching more than 235,912 people.

LWR is also supporting the ACT Alliance, a coalition of more than 140 churches and faith-based organizations that is providing humanitarian aid to refugees in Greece, Hungary and Serbia. LWR's initial support will aid ACT members who are providing hygiene items, winter coats and blankets, emergency shelter and psychosocial support in two temporary camps in Hungary.

We continue to remain in contact with the ACT Alliance to determine additional needs on the ground and how LWR can assist to meet these needs. We will continue to channel our support to the Syrian crisis through the ACT Alliance platform to ensure a well-coordinated response.

How to Help

Donate By Phone: (800) 597.5972

Donate By Mail: Lutheran World Relief, PO Box 17061, Baltimore, MD 21297-1061 (please note "Crisis in Syria Fund" on your check)

Donate Online: http://lwr.org/syria

Lutheran World Relief works to improve the lives of smallholder farmers and people experiencing poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America, both in times of emergencies and for the long term. With the financial support of US Lutherans and other donors, LWR strengthens communities through programs in agriculture, climate, and emergency support. LWR works with partners, supporters and technical assistance providers to achieve lasting results. Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas. For more information, visit lwr.org.

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Contact Information

  • John Rivera
    Media Relations Manager
    jrivera@lwr.org
    Office: 410-230-2751
    Cell: 443-604-2918