When local resources are strained or nonexistent, we provide short-term, life-sustaining resources such as food, water, shelter, and clothing, as well as medical, school, and hygiene supplies. This response is accomplished in partnership with local relief organizations and other international organizations. Under the direction of local leadership, volunteers for LDS Charities help disaster victims recover by distributing supplies and participating in cleanup.
Community members in the disaster area come together to assemble hygiene kits, which contain soap, towels, and other needed items.
LDS Charities delivers food supplies in response to the call for help from Church leaders in disaster areas. These supplies are usually assembled by volunteers at Church welfare facilities.
LDS Church members near the disaster are often organized into relief teams. These relief teams help clean up homes, parks, and other facilities. They help shelters with childcare, food preparation, and other needs.