But perhaps the Church's most valuable resources are the local priesthood leaders and members living in the countries and communities impacted by disaster. Such "donations of self" are again being witnessed during the Church's ongoing humanitarian relief response in the Philippines in the aftermath of large-scale flooding in the capital city of Manila and in surrounding areas in early August.
The Church is recognized worldwide for its quick and generous responses in the aftermath of devastating earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and other natural disasters. When catastrophe strikes, the Church's welfare department is prepared to provide food, water, hygiene supplies and other provisions to help those of all backgrounds and faiths in need.
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