Hasna and two grandchildren in their cramped shelter in the Al Bas refugee camp in southern Lebanon. St. Mark’s actively works to support the Missions, Goals, and Work
of Lutheran World Relief.

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas. LWR focuses on meeting needs at the root of poverty. Through projects that address water, agriculture, climate, health care, and civic participation, as well as responding to emergencies, LWR works to free people from suffering and poverty, improving the quality of lives and livelihoods. Learn more about LWR and their global efforts.

STORY: LWR Quilts & Kits Comfort Syrian Refugees
St. Mark’s recently participated in this effort, building and shipping
school kits for the children of Syrian refugee families.

Get Involved at St. Mark’s

Our dedicated volunteers sew, knit, quilt, create, assemble, donate, and raise funds to buy necessary items for our neighbors in poverty-stricken areas around the world.

Quilts: Ongoing throughout the year. A group meets weekly to sew and tie quilts. Those who cannot meet often work at home, cutting, sewing, and tying. These quilts are shipped around the world and become precious possessions, offering warmth and hope. Contact Celesta Smith.

Health Kits: These help promote and provide supplies for basic sanitation and health.

School Kits: For children around the world–most recently in Syria–these supplies make the difference between getting an education or not. We collect them at various times throughout the year, especially in the late summer/early fall. Contact Catherine Terrill.

Layettes and Baby Care Kits: These supplies nurture new babies born into poverty, providing warmth and comfort, and helping to improve sanitation. It’s a promise to the baby. “Your needs will not be neglected by this world. You matter to us.”

Special events: Keep an eye on The Bridge newsletter for announcements about special intergenerational events. We gather for potlucks and prepare for kit assembly, quilt tying, shipping preparation–whatever needs to be done!