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October and November Emergency Response Update

We respond to emergencies all over the world. Here is a summary of some of the emergency response projects we were involved with during October and November 2018. Click to read more.
A Helping Hands volunteer loads a truck with ladders for distribution to Hurricane Michael victims.

Helping Hurricane Victims Through Trucking

My name is Diane Kienholz. My husband, Steve, and I are service missionaries. By assignment we drove a bishops’ storehouse truck to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. Read more here.
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.