Be Moved By Joy!
The Society of the Divine Savior
Founded by Fr. Francis Jordan, the Society of the Divine Savior is a Roman Catholic religious community, praying and working to share the love and mercy of our Savior through all ways and means.
Donated relief goods are repackaged compactly by hundreds of volunteers, loaded into large shipping containers, and sent to missions around the world.
Salvatorian Mission Warehouse
Our whole warehouse is a loving miracle"
Shipping and other operational expenses are covered by the generosity of private donors, donations from churches/groups, and grants.
Br. Regis Fust & Sr. Dora Zapf
Nearly one million pounds of goods are donated to SMW each year from our corporate partners including Land's End, Sargento Foods, Hershey's, Faribault Foods, and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Volunteers are essential to the process of getting relief goods to the missions. SMW is a second home for many of them, some of whom have been regular volunteers for decades, or whose parents and children have also volunteered.
In 2018, SMW sent 35 containers to 19 missions in 14 countries totaling nearly one million pounds of relief goods. Additionally, 10 shipments of rice totaling nearly a half million pounds were sent.
As a part of the Salvatorians, the Mission Warehouse strives to proclaim and teach, by all ways and means, the goodness and kindness of Jesus the Savior.
1963 - Brother Regis begins his mission work in New Holstein, Wisconsin.
1968 - The Salvatorian Mission Warehouse established.
1973 - Sister Dora joins the Mission Warehouse.
1975 - Present-day 25,000 square foot facility built.
2015 - Transition to new Director, and Lay Salvatorian, Dave Holton.
2019 - Transition to new Director, and Lay Salvatorian, Heather Holton.