Compelled by God’s deep passion for justice and mercy, World Renew joins communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.
World Renew is the development, disaster response, and justice arm of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Together with local, Christian partners in over 30 countries, World Renew carries out programs that help families make positive, permanent changes to their health, farming skills, literacy abilities, income, and leadership capacity. Through World Renew’s partnerships with more than 130 churches and community organizations, local people are trained to be leaders in their own communities.
When disasters strike, World Renew responds to the urgent needs that arise.
In North America, this often includes clearing debris, assessing needs, training local leaders, and repairing and rebuilding damaged homes.
Internationally, this work includes providing and distributing emergency food, water, shelter, and other supplies. It also often involves reconstruction of homes and livelihoods.
World Renew reaches out to people in North America and around the world in an effort to connect them to ministry, deepen their understanding of global issues, and encourage them to act and advocate on behalf of those in need.
The work of World Renew is made possible by the communities, congregations, volunteers, staff, and partners of many kinds that join in answering God's call to run to meet those who are poor, hungry, and beaten down and lavish them with His grace.
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