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.
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.
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.
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.
Salvatorian Mission Warehouse
Nearly one million pounds of goods are donated to SMW each year from our corporate partners including Land's End, Sargento Foods, Hershey's, and Faribault Foods.
Br. Regis Fust & Sr. Dora Zapf
Be Moved By Joy!
Shipping and other operational expenses are covered by the generosity of private donors, donations from churches/groups, and grants.
Our whole warehouse is a loving miracle"
In 2020, SMW sent 35 containers to 16 missions in 9 countries totaling more than 1.1 million pounds of relief goods. Additionally, 25 partners in Ghana received rice totaling 330,693 pounds.
Donated relief goods are repackaged compactly by hundreds of volunteers, loaded into large shipping containers, and sent to missions around the world.