Every October, Redeemer participates in our synod’s LWR Ingathering appeal by collecting and making Mission Quilts, Personal care kits, School, Fabric and baby Care kits; as well as new bars of soap, and donating money to help ship these items to the areas of the world where they are greatly needed.
LWR does more than distribute food, water, tools, medicine, tarps, quilts, blankets, kits and soap in response to emergency needs. The long range help that feeds the hungry in in the form of training in things such as new farming methods, irrigation, and food preservation, along with supplying seeds, trees, safe water and food producing animals. Many of our congregations contribute to the LWR General Fund that allows these life saving development programs to happen.
Fair Trade sales programs of LWR assure that farmers receive a just wage for their products, thus enabling them to have the means to buy food for their families. Our congregation uses and sells fair traded coffee, tea, candy, olive oil, and snacks, as well as Fair Trade Eco Palms at Palm Sunday services.