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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.
Refugee shelters in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

On the Ground in Bangladesh

This is the story of our response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. This is the world’s largest refugee camp and with pending monsoons, cyclones, a high potential for wildfires, and other challenges, people are referring to it as a disaster within a disaster. Click to read more and see photos.