World Renew

World Renew, is the relief and development arm of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. World Renew reaches out in God's name to people, both in North America and around the world, who are struggling with poverty, hunger, disaster, and injustice to help them find lasting ways to improve their lives. One aspect of this ministry is community development. In this ministry, World Renew's staff members engage in community transformation in 30 countries around the world. They partner with more than 130 churches and community organizations to train local people to be leaders in their own communities. Together, World Renew and these partners help people work together to overcome illiteracy, hunger, malnutrition, unemployment, HIV/AIDS, child mortality, injustice, and other issues affecting them. Another aspect of World Renew's ministry is disaster response and relief. 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, it includes providing and distributing emergency food, water, shelter, and other supplies. It also often involves reconstruction of homes and livelihoods. The third aspect of World Renew's ministry involves working with people in North America and around the world to connect them to ministry, deepen their understanding of global issues, and encourage them to act and advocate on behalf of those in need.

Primary Address

1700 28th Street SE

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508



ordered by most recently updated

  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis

    A project from 2 different sectors in Bangladesh

    Providing four months of food assistance to Rohingya refugee families who have fled extreme violence in Myanmar, now living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.The food assistance will be provided through baskets... Learn more

    Last updated February 7, 2018

  • Typhoon Haiyan Response

    A project from 2 different sectors in Philippines

    Supporting the long-term economic recovery of the most vulnerable and poorest sectors in the Philippines hardest hit by Haiyan (mostly fisherfolk, farmers and women) in the municipalities of Ajuy, Estancia... Learn more

    Last updated December 11, 2017

  • Earthquake Response

    A project from 4 different sectors in Nepal

    Provided emergency food assistance, temporary shelters, tarps, blankets, water, and sanitation and hygiene programs. Trained masons on techniques to construct earthquake resistant houses. Constructed... Learn more

    Last updated December 11, 2017

  • Response to Hurricane Matthew

    A project from 4 different sectors in Haiti

    Helping to rebuild and support the redevelopment of agricultural livelihoods for Hurricane Matthew survivors; rebuild, repair or retrofit homes that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Matthew.... Learn more

    Last updated December 11, 2017

  • Responding to South Sudanese Refugees in Bidibidi Camp

    A project from 2 different sectors in Uganda

    The focus of this project is latrine construction. From September 2016 - August 2017, 770 latrines built. In this next phase of the project, 400 latrines will be built for refugee families and 120 for vulnerable... Learn more

    Last updated October 24, 2017

  • Livelihood and Nutrition Project

    Agriculture project in Laos

    This project aims to improve the livelihoods of community members through increased income and food security, reduced prevalance of preventable diseases and enhanced access to education.... Learn more

    Last updated October 24, 2017

  • Syria Conflict

    A project from 2 different sectors in Syria

    Working with churches throughout Syria to provide food assistance to internally displaced and vulnerable people for the next 12 months.... Learn more

    Last updated September 19, 2017