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, Humanitarian Services sends food, clothing, medical supplies, and other emergency relief assistance to bless the lives of those with urgent needs.
Last year, Humanitarian Services 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 Humanitarian Services are not earmarked for specific projects but are distributed where the need is greatest.