Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity, joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a joint news conference to thank the Church for its recent $927,000 donation.
Funds will support medical missions over the next year to help a combined 3,800 children in Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt and Jordan who are afflicted with cleft palate and other facial deformities.
“There’s no such thing as any one person doing anything in life. There is no one hero,” said Dr. William Magee, co-founder and CEO of Operation Smile. “Without so many people [working together], no job would get taken care of. There’s never one person that does it. The Church is a great example of that. … We want to say thank you for sharing your love. God bless you.”