Together with you, World Renew is changing the story of poverty around the world.
You also provide essential assistance to people affected by disasters at home and abroad.
Violence and war disrupt people’s lives, causing profound trauma and disorientation. No longer can victims of conflict enjoy the comforting rhythms of their lives. With the destruction of their homes, people lose more than a shelter—they lose a place of safety and fellowship.
Where once they enjoyed plenty of food, war causes food-insecurity and hunger. World Renew’s International Disaster Response (IDR) team responds with the mercy of Christ by providing food for a month to people displaced by war. World Renew IDR works through the organization’s country offices or with local Christian partners that are trusted in communities and have a history of working in the region. The Syrian Civil War displaced many people to Lebanon where life continues to be difficult because food and shelter are scarce. The father of a Kurdish family who made the difficult journey shared how World Renew’s food assistance made an incredible difference for his family.
“For a long time, we didn’t benefit from any assistance,” he said. “We were very much in need of food assistance. When we heard about the church’s distribution of food boxes, we asked to be put on the waiting list even though it was humbling to ask for help. When we received the food boxes, it made a big difference in our lives.
We feel it has helped hold our family together at a difficult time. We are very grateful to receive things that we cannot not afford. We didn’t know anything about Christians before. The people from the church made us feel comfortable and happy again. Food parcels comfort our bodies; the community we found comforts our souls.
”Thank you for your gift of food for a month to people like this Syrian family. Your gift will be matched 4-to-1 by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger.
Your generosity reflects the love and kindness of Jesus who multiplied the loaves and fish so that all may be fed.