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Humanitarian Aid Fund

Helping people in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Many Latter-day Saints and others who have seen the devastation in the Philippines have contacted the Church wanting to know how they can help. They are encouraged to pray for those affected by this disaster. They may also consider increasing their fast-offering donations and/or donating to the Church humanitarian aid fund. The Church draws upon these funds to sustain its humanitarian work around the world. There are many opportunities to support other reputable agencies that also respond to disasters.

Millions of people in the world suffer from natural disasters every year. When disasters occur, LDS Charities sends food, clothing, medical supplies, and other emergency relief assistance to bless the lives of those with urgent needs.

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Last year, LDS Charities responded to 111 requests in 50 countries. They included response to earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, relief to 55,000 refugees in Libya, and emergency aid to mudslide victims in El Salvador.

One hundred percent of every dollar donated is used to help those in need without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin.

Note: Dark areas on the map represent those countries receiving aid. To allow for maximum flexibility in responding to emergencies, donations to LDS Charities (Humanitarian Services) are not earmarked for specific projects but are distributed where the need is greatest.

Humanitarian Aid News

  • Volunteers nail plywood to the wooden frame of a house under construction in Tacloban, Philippines.
    Mormon Volunteers Building Homes for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

    VIDEO—Several months after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, relief efforts by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) continue in some of the hardest hit areas of the country. Disaster response has now turned to relief efforts as volunteers are learning to build homes for residents still without shelter.
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  • All Missionaries in Philippines Safe

    UPDATE (11 November 2013 - 7:15 p.m. MST) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported that all of its missionaries serving in the 21 missions in the Philippines have been contacted and are safe following the devastating loss of life from Typhoon Haiyan.
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