Why Covenant World Relief?
The church at work | Covenant World Relief is the Evangelical Covenant Church at work in the world. The church is at its best when it serves the most vulnerable. Through Covenant World Relief, Covenanters are joining in kingdom ministry.
More than relief | Immediate response to disasters is vital to save lives and facilitate recovery. However, the transformation of individuals, families, and communities often requires long-term engagement. Therefore, most of our time and resources are spent on long-term community development programs which seek to bring about lasting change. Disaster relief saves lives, whereas community development transforms communities.
Trusted partnerships | We choose to work through partnerships. Most of our partners are Covenant or Covenant-connected organizations. These partnerships leverage resources, empower local ministries, increase local involvement, reduce overhead, and facilitate immediate response to disaster and human suffering.
Experienced | We have been working with the poor, the powerless, and the marginalized for more than sixty years.
Low overhead | We are committed to maximizing the amount of funds used in direct ministry. At least 90% of every donated dollar goes directly into ministry serving the most vulnerable.