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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.
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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.
Volunteers unload dried powdered milk from the bishops' storehouse at a warehouse in Lebanon.

Milk, Clothes, and Diapers for Syrian Refugees

LDS Charities worked with Rahma Relief Foundation to provide milk and other food staples to refugees from war-torn Syria who have settled in North Lebanon and Bekka Valley, Lebanon. Read more about this amazing partnership and supply distribution.