An introduction to CLWR's We Care program

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Are you promoting or participating in the We Care program with your church and community? Please feel free to use this PowerPoint presentation (a script can be downloaded at …

Are you promoting or participating in the We Care program with your church and community? Please feel free to use this PowerPoint presentation (a script can be downloaded at http://www.clwr.org/What-We-Do/We_Care_resources.htm). It offers CLWR history, a virtual tour of the Winnipeg warehouse and information on those who benefit from our humanitarian relief shipments. The We Care program is making a difference, let’s get the word out!

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  • 1. We Care..Responding to God’s love in service to others
  • 2. Canadian Lutheran World Relief est. 1946“For the first time in the annals of Lutheranism in Canada we worked together in acommon project. Barriers which had kept us apart were set aside in our love to savethe lives of our brethren across the sea.” -Dr. Rex Schneider, First President of CLWR
  • 3. For over 40 years members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in River Hills MB have created quilts for CLWR. Some members have constructed thousands of quilts in their lifetime.The Sunday school at St. John’s inOttawa commemorated thechurch’s 115th anniversary byassembling 1,150 We Care kits!
  • 4. In Naicam Saskatchewan members of Immanuel Lutheran Church display their wares. Their quilting group also includes members of local Catholic and United churches.Women in Mauritania receivecolourful quilts from Canadadistributed as part of a flood reliefinitiative by the Lutheran WorldFederation.
  • 5. We Care Kits
  • 6. Canadian Lutheran World Relief Warehouse549 King Edward StreetWinnipeg Manitoba
  • 7. The We Care StaffPatrick Stewart Cody CleaveProgram Coordinator Program Assistant
  • 8. A Delivery Arrives
  • 9. To comply with international shippingstandards We Care kits are inspected foraccuracy and quality assurance.In addition to our regular volunteerschurch youth groups and students oftenvisit the warehouse to pitch in.
  • 10. 1,500 Bales are made every year!
  • 11. 1 23 4
  • 12. Slowly but surelythe container isfilled. On averageshipments will total14,000 kg.Much like a jigsawpuzzle every emptyspace must befilled. On averageshipments will total14,000 kg.
  • 13. Thousands of kilometers andthousands of helping handstell the story of eachshipment.
  • 14. 23 Countries have received shipments since 1990 Haiti Nicaragua Bolivia Argentina South Africa Lesotho Botswana Angola Mozambique Rwanda Tanzania Ethiopia Eritrea Sudan Mauritania Sierra Leone Liberia India Nepal Afghanistan Israel Croatia Serbia/Montenegro
  • 15. Shipments: 1990 - 2012 * bulk clothing no longer collected