Why Covenant World Relief?

The church at work | Covenant World Relief is the Evangelical Covenant Church at work in the world. Through Covenant World Relief, Covenanters participate in God’s transforming mission. We believe the church is at its best when it serves the most vulnerable.

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 work through partnerships with Covenant and Covenant-connected organizations. These partners are experts in their communities. They are best equipped to work together with local leaders in long-term development and to respond immediately to disasters.

Experienced | For more than 65 years, CWR has been the Covenant’s response to human suffering and injustice in the world.

Effective | CWR is committed to fiscal responsibility and measurable outcomes. 100% of your gift goes to the work of CWR and at least 90% of every donation goes directly into ministry serving the most vulnerable. Our projects are closely monitored and evaluated to ensure that individuals, families, and communities are truly being transformed.