Latter-day Saint Charities

November 01, 2021 02:00 PM MDT
When a fire destroyed 188 tents earlier this year, Latter-day Saint Charities helped provide the resources to build more permanent concrete structures to replace the lost homes. Read more:
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October 05, 2021 12:55 PM MDT
As a follow up to her conference message, Sister Eubank shared a list of 16 easy ways to be a humanitarian. Read more about her suggestions:
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September 15, 2021 10:24 AM MDT
While some of us lounged in beach chairs and armchairs this summer, Latter-day Saints across the globe toiled to make a difference for those around them. Here are a few of the most poignant projects.
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May 18, 2021 05:09 PM MDT
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church has aided more than 1,000 relief projects in over 150 countries and territories.
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The humanitarian efforts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints increased in 2020 due in part to its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, has released its 2020 Annual Report, which outlines more than 3,600 projects in 160 countries during the year, including the Church’s response to the pandemic.
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Hungry refugees in Syria are receiving food in an unusual way, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Greek Catholic Church and Latter-day Saint Charities. Armed conflict in the region has displaced millions of people and food shortages have caused great suffering. Now, however, a mobile bakery that can be moved about to supply freshly baked bread is feeding tens of thousands of people every day.
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Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced today a US$20 million grant to support UNICEF’s global work with the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator and the vaccines arm of the ACT Accelerator called the COVAX Facility.
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November 18, 2020 10:34 PM MST
Over 50 years ago, a group of University of Wyoming football players, later known as the Black 14, asked to meet with their coach to present their idea of wearing black armbands during their game against Brigham Young University in protest of the Church’s priesthood policy. Rather than being heard or supported, the players were immediately kicked off the team by their coach.
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October 14, 2020 05:39 PM MDT
The World Food Programme, which has partnered with Latter-day Saint Charities for 24 years, received the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, October 9, 2020.
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October 01, 2020 08:46 PM MDT
It’s a video that took social media by storm after a storm. Following destruction in Lake Charles, Louisiana, after Hurricane Laura, Tara Parks took to TikTok to share her experience after receiving service from Helping Hands, a Church program that provides community service and disaster relief to those in need.
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Two hundred deliveries to food pantries and charities in the state of New York are being donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first appearance of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in Palmyra, New York, to Joseph Smith, prophet and first president of the Church.
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July 01, 2020 07:45 PM MDT
The COVID-19 pandemic may have been unexpected, but when one looks at the humanitarian response by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the crisis, their preparation is visible.
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March 05, 2020 07:31 PM MST
Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the recipient of the 2020 American Red Cross Partnership Award.
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February 27, 2020 02:35 PM MST
Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in last year’s Church fundraiser, #LightTheWorld, to provide aid to those in need. Through the “Giving Machines” and donations, Latter-day Saints distributed more than $6.3 million dollars to different charities around the globe.
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February 24, 2020 03:21 PM MST
Latter-day Saint Charities’ global footprint expanded in 2019 to bless millions of lives in 142 countries and territories through 3,221 completed projects with 2,000 partners. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ humanitarian organization released these numbers and more today in its 2019 Annual Report.
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November 25, 2019 05:15 PM MST
Latter-day Saints in Phnom Penh, Cambodia just received prophetic counsel from Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and President Russell M. Nelson during their recent ministry to the Southeast Asia region.
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October 01, 2019 12:44 PM MDT
Standing with the Salt Lake City Temple as a backdrop, Sister Sharon Eubank spoke of a humanitarian partnership to a small crowd of reporters eagerly writing and pushing their microphones closer to capture the sound of her voice on Monday afternoon, Sept. 30.
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By  LDS Living
August 29, 2019 02:10 PM MDT
"Hours before President Russell M. Nelson addressed 12,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here in Tecnopolis Arena on Wednesday evening, he personally greeted individual children receiving new wheelchairs at a local Latter-day Saint meetinghouse," a recent Church News article states. "To both groups, he offered the same message: The Lord will pour down blessings on those with a willing heart."
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August 29, 2019 11:00 AM MDT
Latter-day Saint Charities partnered this week with Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE), JustServe, the United Nations, and American Airlines, to organize a service project to feed children all over the country.
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August 26, 2019 02:24 PM MDT
Most children living in Bogotá’s sewers do not want to leave. They grow accustomed to the waist-deep feces, the stench, the darkness, the water and the rats. As frightening and dangerous as the sewers are, the children feel safe there.
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August 22, 2019 05:38 PM MDT
In order to emphasize the correct name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the names of LDS Charities and LDS Family Services have been changed, according to update on Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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July 26, 2019 03:48 PM MDT
A gathering of volunteers — all spouses and associates of U.S. governors — stood shoulder-to-shoulder on Thursday assembling hygiene kits at the Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City.
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May 16, 2019 01:22 PM MDT
For the third year in a row, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing a grant to the nine national refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. Representatives of Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian organization of the Church, were on the East Coast this week to hold discussions and deliver a $4 million grant, which includes $1.2 million in cash and $2.8 million in commodities.
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March 25, 2019 03:51 PM MDT
Despite their own personal struggles during hard economic times, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Zimbabwe generously donated a small mountain of supplies, bedding and food to those suffering from the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai. High winds and floods have spread wide destruction throughout Manicaland, the eastern province of this southeastern African nation. Earlier the gigantic storm (described as the worst storm in history) had done similar damage in neighboring Mozambique and Malawi.
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March 07, 2019 12:00 PM MST
If you would like to help displaced members and residents of Paradise affected by the Camp Fire, donations of travel trailers (not motorhomes) are being collected at Stewart's RV in American Fork, Utah.
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January 21, 2019 11:36 AM MST
We are honored to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. today. In celebration of his legacy of peaceful advocacy for human rights, we would like to share the story of another amazing individual who fought for the rights of blacks, women, and children. Julia Mavimbela is a powerful example of peace, equality, and love. We hope that her story inspires you.
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November 18, 2018 09:54 PM MST
In the aftermath of the deadliest fire in California history, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are reaching out to those who need help.
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November 05, 2018 04:10 PM MST
Seventy-six-year-old cancer survivor Shepard Adams and his wife, Gracelyn, age 69, were the first to raise their hands to volunteer when the Amite Louisiana Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was called upon to serve in Hurricane Michael cleanup efforts in Florida. When she didn’t see hands immediately go up amongst the gathering of some of the older couples, Gracelyn said to herself, “Could we do it next year? Well, better do it while we are able and can.” The Amite couple was not alone as they joined over 2,700 Church volunteers from five different states traveling to Florida weekly since the storm hit. Volunteers are hauling debris, chopping up large trees, and tarping damaged roofs.
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October 26, 2018 02:44 PM MDT
“The mission of the American Red Cross cannot be fulfilled without consistent and generous partners. We are grateful for the continued collaboration with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Heidi Ruster Chief Executive Officer/Utah and Nevada Region of the American Red Cross.
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October 23, 2018 05:53 PM MDT
This article beautifully captures the good the Church and others are making possible throughout the world.
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July 11, 2018 01:30 PM MDT
“We hope that this LDS Foundation grant to Affirmation will aid in suicide prevention amongst LGBTQ+ Mormons throughout the world and also be an encouragement to LDS members, bishops, Young Men and Young Women presidencies, and others working with Mormon youth to take advantage of these training opportunities with us,” Affirmation President Carson Tueller said in a news release.
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By  Yvonne Liu
May 18, 2018 01:32 PM MDT
Over the last 20 years, Randy and Maryanne Ellison have visited 123 temples. Each temple trip has a unique story, but during this journey the Ellisons have found that the more temples and Saints they have visited around the world, the deeper their appreciation grows for God’s works and blessings.
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May 11, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
“Finding our purpose is never a one-time event; it’s literally the work of our lives. It’s what we were created to do over and over and over again,” CEO of Deseret Network International Amy Antonelli told the Deseret News during an interview in her office in Salt Lake City.
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By  LDS Living
April 25, 2018 01:14 PM MDT
Utah's teen suicide rate has been rising in recent years. In 2016, suicide became number one cause of death for children 10 to 17 in Utah.
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March 29, 2018 12:40 PM MDT
Nearly 8 million people in the DRC struggle to find food amidst warring factions, which is why LDS Charities has made a donation to help those in need. “This donation by the LDS Church will save many people’s lives and will provide them with hope for a better future,” said Claude Jibidar, the World Food Program’s country director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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March 09, 2018 03:38 PM MST
Movie actor and TV host Mike Rowe (known for narrating shows on the Discovery Channel such as Dirty Jobs and on the National Geographic Channel such as How the Universe Works and Shark Week) is now hosting a Facebook Watch series called Returning the Favor. In the series, Mike Rowe travels the country featuring stories of those who are giving back to the community and surprising them with opportunities to take their work even further.
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February 14, 2018 02:09 PM MST
“I remember what starvation looks like as I sit down to abundance three times a day,” said Elder Alexander B. Morrison, an emeritus member of the Quorum of the Seventy who was known for assisting the poor, hungry, and mentally ill as a renowned scientist, according to Deseret News. “Carrying this burden keeps me, on the most fundamental of all levels, human.”
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February 06, 2018 06:25 PM MST
The Church opened a Helping Hands Center just outside of PyeongChang on January 27. The center will be open until March 25 and will "provide visitors a place to rest from their travels, and introduce them to several church resources such as Family Search," according to BYU's The Daily Universe.
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December 15, 2017 07:25 PM MST
Prince Charles recognized LDS Charities and the AMAR International Charitable Foundation for their contributions to healthcare in the Middle East during an event on Wednesday in London.
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December 07, 2017 08:13 PM MST
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently donated $5 million in an effort to help aid refugees in the U.S.
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November 15, 2017 03:17 PM MST
"The Church is really not so much about an organization. The Church is much more about you, about every individual member—that makes all the difference. Your work, your service, your love, your kindness to God and fellow men is a reflection of what the Church is all about," President Dieter F. Uchtdorf says in a new Church videothanking members and people around the world for their humanitarian efforts following so many natural disasters.
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November 06, 2017 01:41 PM MST
In response to the generous help given following a series of recent unprecedented catastrophes, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed his gratitude. “In the midst of this suffering, people throughout the world have rallied to come to the aid of their brothers and sisters,” he said in representing the First Presidency.
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November 02, 2017 07:42 PM MDT
The Church approved a $10 million donation for the construction of additional housing in the Salt Lake Valley for those in need.
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By  LDS Living
October 04, 2017 06:10 PM MDT
Just last week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated more than 20,000 pounds of food to Feeding America in Richmond, Virginia, for the third year in a row. That's the equivalent of 17,000 meals. September is Hunger Action Month and this donation will replenish many of the empty shelves in food banks.
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September 27, 2017 07:07 PM MDT
“Our hearts are filled with compassion … for the many of God’s children who suffer from lack of daily sustenance and who therefore cope with the devastating effects of hunger and malnutrition. … We invite people everywhere to open their hearts and minds to this growing need and make resources available to the effort of eliminating hunger where they live,” said the First Presidency.
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By  LDS Living
September 06, 2017 03:14 PM MDT
After the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many Mormons stepped up at the opportunity to serve and their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.
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August 30, 2017 01:41 PM MDT
“On behalf of the government and His Excellency, the President of Sierra Leone, we say kudos to your Church and its members,” Freetown city official Shiaka Lamin Dumbuya said.
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Fun
June 07, 2017 05:53 PM MDT
Christian Dior. Pierre Cardin. Nina Ricci. These fashion designers are famous for their beautiful, stylish clothing, and for several years LDS convert Cècile Pelous played a role in their success by turning their design sketches into stunning pieces. But in 1986, a life-changing experience would teach Pelous that her talent for serving the poorest among us was even greater than her talent for clothing the wealthy.
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By  LDS Living
May 05, 2017 04:42 PM MDT
Have you ever wondered if your thrift store donations make any impact?
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May 03, 2017 01:11 PM MDT
From the British Parliament's changing view of the LDS Church to her thoughts on Elder Holland after hosting his family, Baroness Nicholson had quite a bit to share about the LDS Church and her work with its members.
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May 02, 2017 01:10 PM MDT
“The generosity of the LDS Church empowers the Red Cross to give hope to people when they need it most. They are truly national leaders in disaster response,” said Heidi Ruster, CEO of the Utah and Nevada region.
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April 21, 2017 12:05 PM MDT
Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society leaders participated in delivering a donation of $120,000 from the Church to Utah's Children's Justice Centers leaders help fight child sex abuse.
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April 20, 2017 11:57 AM MDT
FamilySearch sponsored a discovery center in the brand new Museum of the American Revolution, and the exhibit will open this fall. The discovery center will help visitors immerse themselves in the Revolutionary War with interactive displays, and it even might help them discover ancestors they had during that time period.
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April 11, 2017 12:10 PM MDT
"It's just been natural for me my whole life to bring people in, to love them, to let them know that they are cared about. Everybody needs to know they're loved and they're worth loving," Lisa Campbell says.
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March 27, 2017 05:00 PM MDT
"I've always thought if the women of the church all wanted the same thing, step back," said Sharon Eubank, the director of humanitarian services at LDS Charities. "I've really felt that before, and this was an opportunity for that to happen."
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March 21, 2017 12:18 PM MDT
Take a look at a little of the good LDS Charities is accomplishing in Nigeria.
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November 23, 2016 04:08 PM MST
It's so touching to see the ways LDS Charities is changing lives throughout the world.
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November 07, 2016 12:14 PM MST
At a ceremony honoring them for their humanitarian work, President Russell M. Nelson and Elizabeth Smart noted how they have come to develop compassion for those who suffer. Though a dark part of her past, Elizabeth Smart noted that were it not for her kidnapping, she "would never have known what it was like to be hungry, to go without, to be cold." And President Nelson noted of his experience, “Speaking of refugees, our hearts have been touched—indeed, nearly broken—as we have recently observed the unimaginable hardships that millions have had to endure."
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November 04, 2016 02:33 PM MDT
Bishop Dean Davies, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, recently visited an international refugee resettlement agency in Washington, D.C., and pledged $200,000, according to Times of Israel.
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November 03, 2016 06:15 PM MDT
It's so wonderful to see how the Church's welfare, humanitarian, and charity resources are blessing people all around the world.
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