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Lutheran World Relief
Financially and with hands on projects such as health kits, blankets and clothing. LWR describes itself as To Others, Through Others. Every day in 50 countries, Lutheran World Relief works to combat the causes of poverty and the dignity it robs from people's lives. They advocate for fair trade that helps farming families earn a better income. They teach people to better care for themselves their communities and the environment. They teach people how to be less vulnerable to natural disasters. They advocate with and for them for policy change that more fairly represents them. They counsel them after manmade and natural disasters, and help them recover with material aid. They do all of this exclusively with partners from the communities they serve. Their partners help them remain incredibly efficient and effective. Their partners let them help people help themselves... for a day when they won't need us at all.
We support a food pantry in Greenacres, FL, at Oasis Compassion. Oasis Compassion Agency is committed to showing God's love in practical ways by addressing the physical and spiritual needs of the poor/needy in central Palm Beach County. We work with clients to identify roadblocks to success, devise a plan to overcome them, and act on that plan. Oasis meets clients at their point(s) of need through its food pantry, clothing ministry, the opportunity for Biblical and mental counseling, and, through the Career Center, formulating a plan to help clients take the steps that will enable them to stabilize their economic circumstances.
St Michael has monthly Food of the Month drives.
The Palanca Food Kitchen
St. Michael has an ongoing commitment to support the meal outreach program at Holy Redeemer Episcopal Church on Kirk Road in Lake Worth. In partnership with, and through financial support provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans , our four teams of volunteers prepare and serve hot meals to those in need each third and fifth Friday of the month. Approximately 90 people, many homeless and/or destitute, a number of families and some physically impaired are served. Additional volunteers shop for food and supplies and provide baked goods and some of the food which is cooked in advance. New volunteers are always welcome to this very fulfilling ministry. The coordinator, Shirley Nasby, can be contacted through the church office, (561) 793-4999.
We Support a Missionary in Haiti
Paula is currently working with the Lutheran World Federation to strengthen communications with international partners and build up the network with faith communities and community-based organizations. She is based on Port-au-Prince. In May 2012 she wrote:

We are just starting the really hot season here, kind of like Florida, and it seems like the security and political situation may also be heating up. This is something we had hoped to skip this summer. I see by your website that you have been companions to Haiti for some time, through Cross International. I am not familiar with this organization but there are so many down here that it is not surprising. But your long involvement probably means that you are familiar with the complexity of Haitian politics and economics. (Also, congratulations on the new building! ) All of the history of betrayal and abuse has surely left its mark but it can also be a barrier to seeing what we can do today. At LWF, we have added two fundamental values to the list for Haiti specifically: Trust and Hope. Haiti is not the poorest country in the world- I know as I have lived in some of the poorer ones- but these two things are challenges that are unrivaled elsewhere, whatever the economic level. These two also explain why it is important that the church support the churches and their outreach in this place. It is through our relationships that we can model trust and hope, can extent trust and hope and pray for the fabric of the society here to be rewoven with these essential threads.
Florida Bahamas Synod
St. Michael financially supports the shared ministry of the Florida Bahamas Synod, 220 congregations working together. The synod's ministries include support of: campus ministry at seven Florida colleges, youth ministry, the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Florida, Lutheran Services of Florida and partnership with congregations in Haiti, Guyana and Suriname.