LDS Philanthropies
1450 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84604
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Humanitarian Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who operates LDS Charities, has provided aid since 1985 regardless of cultural or religious boundaries. Emergency assistance is provided through the Humanitarian Aid Fund, and long-term aid is provided through major initiatives such as wheelchairs, clean water, food initiative, vision care, maternal and newborn care, immunization, and a variety of local area initiatives.

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Two tenets of humanitarian aid defines Humanitarian Services:

1) 100% of every dollar donated is used to help those in need without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin, and

2) Humanitarian Services helps people attain self-sufficiency so they can be self-reliant long after Humanitarian Services departs.

In 2013, help was provided to nearly two million people in 132 countries. Currently we are receiving donations for:

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      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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    • Helping Babies Breathe

      It's a much-needed approach to saving newborn babies - two volunteer physicians and a registered nurse journey from the United States to Bandung, Indonesia, to train 20 local physicians in newborn resuscitation. But what difference can they possibly make when an overwhelming 900,000 babies die each year because they can’t breathe at birth? The difference comes when three trainers train 20 who in turn train 600 more.
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