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Church Donates $1.5M to American Red Cross, Recognized as "First-Ever Mission Leader"

“The mission of the American Red Cross cannot be fulfilled without consistent and generous partners. We are grateful for the continued collaboration with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Heidi Ruster Chief Executive Officer/Utah and Nevada Region of the American Red Cross.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated $1.5 million to the American Red Cross on Friday for 10 new emergency response vehicles, including one to be located in Salt Lake City.

"This gift is a testament to our great trust and respect for the American Red Cross," said Bishop Dean M. Davies, first counselor in the church's Presiding Bishopric.

The Red Cross and the church also signed a new memorandum of understanding to extend their partnership to provide disaster relief.

Lead image by Scott G. Winterton, story by Dennis Romboy, Deseret News
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