2016 Ministry Report

Every day, World Renew is a witness to God’s powerful work among people who live in adversity, rewriting their stories with the hope and courage that only He can give. World Renew aligns its work with God's presence daily, "looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (Hebrew 12:2) as the great Story Changer of our own lives and the world.

In numbers..

  • World Renew served people in 39 countries in 2016, responding to disasters and providing long-term community programs that helped 796,279 individuals.
  • This ministry was supported by 2,885 volunteers who donated 250,392 hours of their time and talent to World Renew — roughly equivalent to 120 full-time employees for one year.
  • Through World Renew, 296 North American congregations engaged in social justice and advocacy around issues such as creation care, immigration, and refugee policies.
  • World Renew’s Disaster Response Services volunteers contacted 19,577 North American households to assess their disaster-related needs, and repaired 363 damaged homes.
  • World Renew’s refugee program helped 217 people who originated from countries such as Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran begin a new life in Canada last year.