The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently donated $5 million in an effort to help aid refugees in the U.S.
The donation ($3 million in goods and services and $1.2 million in cash) was made to the following nine U.S. charities that are authorized to resettle refugees, according to Mormon Newsroom.
Church World Service (New York, NY)
Episcopal Migration Ministries (New York, NY)
Ethiopian Community Development Council (Arlington, VA)
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Potomac, MD)
International Rescue Committee (New York, NY)
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (Baltimore, MD)
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, DC)
US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants (Arlington, VA)
World Relief Corporation (Baltimore, MD)
Concerning the donations, Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé recently said, "As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to bear our neighbors’ burdens and provide them with refuge from the storms of life. … Local organizations know the unique needs of the communities they serve. Along with our prayers, we provide this support to help them respond to the needs in communities across the nation," according to Mormon Newsroom.