News

On the Ground in Kenya

Meet my friend Consolata from Kakamega, Kenya. She has an incredible story that you’ll want to hear. This is Matt from LDS Charities, and I had the opportunity to talk with Consolata on a recent trip. Click to read her story.

Preventing Blindness with LDS Charities

Millions of people around the world face avoidable blindness. Dr. Jesse Hunsaker has helped combat this issue as a member of the LDS Charities vision care committee. Read this article to learn how LDS Charities works to prevent avoidable blindness.
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.
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.