“We are grateful . . . for the opportunities . . . to assist in one of the fundamental principles of the gospel—caring for those that may feel like strangers among us,”Bishop Waddell said after donating $2 million in behalf of the Church. “This includes those who have been driven from their homes and find themselves in new and unfamiliar circumstances.”
In its ongoing mission to give humanitarian aid during the global refugee crisis, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated a total of $2 million to two charitable organizations Monday.
Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of the Church, presented the donation to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and International Rescue Committee (IRC), two organizations that are helping refugees build new lives in communities across the U.S.