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Church building destroyed by Hurricanes in St. Thomas.

Rebuilding St. Thomas

During September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the Caribbean—especially the island of St. Thomas. The storms lasted for nearly two weeks each and LDS Charities has helped with the recovery. Ty Johnson, director of emergency response at LDS Charities, visited the island of St. Thomas in February 2018 to meet with partners who have helped respond to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Church volunteers wearing Helping Hands shirts help clean up after a disaster.

How LDS Charities Responds to Emergencies

What happens when disaster strikes? How does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respond? As the humanitarian arm of a worldwide church, LDS Charities responds to emergencies and needs all over the world. Read this article to learn more.
Boy with bike in mud

Responding to Emergencies in 2017

LDS Charities responded to these and many other needs from disasters around the world. Mudslides in Sierra Leone killed over 1,000 people and left 3,000 residents homeless. LDS Charities and Development Initiative Programme partnered to provide mattresses, food, and water to those affected by this disaster. LDS Charities also offered support to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, in the Caribbean islands and the southern United States.
Mali is experiencing a drought that is causing farms to fail.

April - May Emergency Response Update

LDS Charities responds to emergencies throughout the world on a regular basis. Below is a list of projects and initiatives that LDS Charities was involved with during April and May 2018.