That mantra continues as congregations of the Church throughout the world reach out to assist those in need. Implementing the basic principles of welfare — love, service, work and self-reliance — frequently occurs among Latter-day Saints worldwide.
During the era of the economic upheaval known as the Great Depression, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) announced the formation of an innovative welfare program. In a 1936 Churchwide address, the “primary purpose [of the program] was to set up a system … where independence, industry and self respect be once more established amongst our people.”
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