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Mormon Humanitarianism on a Global Stage

During 2012 the Church provided victims of 104 disasters in 52 countries with hundreds of thousands of pounds of food, water, clothing, medical supplies, hygiene kits, and other relief items. “As members of the Church, we follow Jesus Christ and His example by helping anyone in need,” said Steve Peterson, managing director of Church Welfare Services, which includes humanitarian aid and disaster response.

The Church is often praised for its quick response in sending aid. Before Hurricane Katrina hit land in 2005, supplies were already on the way.

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