CLC Benevolences

Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and is committed to supporting local and global organizations  offering God's Love and grace to others.   The CLC congregation  has consistently given 11% of all contributions to both local programs and global outreach supported by the ELCA.  In addition, CLC steps up when other needs arise for special needs of the congregation, community and the world.

Local Benevolences

Visalia Rescue Mission

The Mission was established in 1981 by a group of community members as an overnight shelter and soup kitchen for the homeless in Visalia.  Today, it has become the county’s largest privately-funded non-profit organization addressing the complicated issues of poverty, homelessness, and recovery.  

Click HERE for updates

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Their vision is that everyone in the world should have a decent and affordable place to live.
Click HERE for updates (Word document)

Click HERE for updates (PDF version)

My Father's House

My Fathers House Visalia is a faith based program that believes a relationship with Jesus Christ is the key to finding joy, peace
and fulfillment in life.
Helping to place the homeless in housing, and assisting in lining up jobs for those in need,  has been key to their success, and they've  experienced great success.

Click HERE for updates
Visalia Emergency Aid

Visalia Emergency Aid serves the low-income families and working poor in the community with the goal of moving them towards self-sufficiency. Their hope is that one day all can live in a community that allows everyone the chance to step out of poverty into a future that is secure, hopeful, ad hunger-free.
The Warehouse Ministry

The Warehouse Ministry of Visalia serves the homeless in the community. They show the love of Christ to all that come through their doors.  They provide a safe environment, out of the outdoor elements, for the homeless in their “day center”. When there, the visitors have the opportunity to visit the clothing and hygiene closet and food pantry – where all items are free.

For the September updates, click HERE, and HERE
Salt + Light

Salt + Light’s mission is to cultivate community with their neighbors who are experiencing homelessness by providing dignified homes, jobs and healing in Tulare County.

Global Benevolences

The Swanson Family

Steve and Jodia Swanson are based in Arusha, Tanzania at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre  (ALMC) and Selian Lutheran Hospital.  There they provide care for the regions only neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)  and work to improve the treatment of malnutrition in the area and save lives.

Clic k  HERE for updates (PDF)

The Mighty Oak Tree Foundation

The vision of the Mighty Oak Tree Foundation is to assist these families by giving their children educational scholarships, and equipping families to carry out sustainable, income-generating projects in their homes.
In addition, we provide financial assistance to the missionaries carrying out these activities

Click HERE for updates 

ELCA World Hunger

From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Swanson Family Missionaries Updates, click HERE

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief operates in East and West Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, helping some of the world’s poorest communities build the resilience they need to thrive.

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Special Gifts

In addition to the our local and global benevolences, CLC has a history of sending special contributions when situations arises.  From natural disasters to groups needing additional funds, CLC members continually engage,  depending on the need.