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ABOUT US

The Vision

World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ’s compassion and live together in hope as God’s community.

ABOUT US

Our Vision

World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ’s compassion and live together in hope as God’s community.

OUR STORY

At World Renew, we join with the world’s families to change the story of hunger, poverty, and illness. For nearly 60 years, hundreds of thousands of people have shared in this calling: staff, local partners, global communities, and people like you. Every day, people like you give in response to a disaster, offer monthly support to Free a Family® from poverty, or travel with our volunteer teams to help renew hope firsthand. Together, we change stories, and those stories change the world.

THE MISSION

Compelled by God’s deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.

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OUR HISTORY

January 2018

2018

After the deadliest year of US hurricanes in history, 2,261 people volunteer with Disaster Response Services to rebuild homes.

January 2005

2005

Partners Worldwide, a World Renew mentorship program for early entrepreneurs in Kenya, becomes self-sustaining.

January 1996

1996

World Renew holds the first Assembly of Worldwide Partners.

January 1979

1979

Long term disaster response is established as an organizational commitment.

January 1972

1972

The first emergency disaster response volunteers are sent out.

January 1969

1969

World Renew incorporates in Canada.

January 1962

1962

World Renew is founded in the United States.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

World Renew is governed by a bi-national board of directors. Its members are appointed by the Classes of the Christian Reformed Church and selected from World Renew’s Board of Delegates.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Andrew Geisterfer | President
Darren Degroot| Vice President
Margaret Van Oord | Secretary
Darryl Beck | Treasurer
Rev. Joseph Hamilton | Pastoral Advisor
Echo MacLeod | Board Member
Ray Anema | Board Member
Jane Vander Velden | Board Member

Rebekah Vanderzee | President
Monika Grasley | Vice-President
Chuck Adams | Legal Advisor/Emeritus
Jeff Banaszak | Treasurer
Bonny Mulder-Behnia | Pastoral Advisor/Secretary
Shanti Jost | Board Member
Charles Udeh | Board Member Thomas Christian | Board Member

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

World Renew is governed by a bi-national board of directors. Its members are appointed by the Classes of the Christian Reformed Church and selected from World Renew’s Board of Delegates.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Andrew Geisterfer | President
Darren Degroot| Vice President
Margaret Van Oord | Secretary
Darryl Beck | Treasurer
Rev. Joseph Hamilton | Pastoral Advisor
Echo MacLeod | Board Member
Ray Anema | Board Member
Sheku Koroma | Board Member

Rebekah Vanderzee | President
Monika Grasley | Vice-President
Chuck Adams | Legal advisor/Past President
Jeff Banaszak | Treasurer
Bonny Mulder-Behnia | Pastoral Advisor/Secretary
Shanti Jost | Board Member
Charles Udeh | Board Member

World Renew does not receive denominational ministry shares and depends on the regular financial support of God’s people.

Each year, World Renew US files a Form 990 with the IRS. A copy can also be ordered by calling 1-800-552-7972.

Each year, World Renew Canada files a T3010 return with the Canadian Revenue Agency. For more information click here.

World Renew US also files with the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, click here.

World Renew Canada is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. For more information click here.

World Renew US’ tax identification number (EIN) is 38-1708140.

World Renew Canada’s charitable registration number is 11885 7366 RR0001.

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FINANCIALS

World Renew is deeply committed to being trustworthy in carefully stewarding, with absolute integrity, your financial investment in people who are affected by poverty, disaster, and injustice.

Where does your money go?
World Renew Audited Financial Reports 2021-22
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World Renew Audited Financial Reports 2020-21
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World Renew Audited Financial Reports 2019-20
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World Renew Audited Financial Reports 2018-19
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World Renew Audited Financial Reports 2017-18
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World Renew Audited Financial Reports 2016-17
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World Renew Audited Financial Reports 2015-16
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World Renew Audited Financial Reports 2014-15
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