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Through generous donations from people like you, Humanitarian Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who operates LDS Charities, provides aid to people around the world without regard to cultural or religious affiliation. Donations to the Humanitarian Aid Fund provide emergency response and disaster relief, fund a variety of local humanitarian efforts, and long-term aid through major initiatives such as:

Two ideas are at the core of the Humanitarian Services response:

  • 100% of every dollar donated is used to help those in need without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin, and
  • Humanitarian Services helps people attain self-sufficiency so they can be self-reliant long after Humanitarian Services departs.

In 2016 the Church responded to 147 countries on 2,630 projects with over 1,500 partners to serve millions of people worldwide.

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      Video: Forty years ago, Glenn Orr built the Orr Family Farm, a farm-themed amusement park and horse stables that attract thousands of visitors each year from Oklahoma and beyond. But when a powerful tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, on 20 May, the Orr Family Farm was decimated. Amid the chaos and cleanup, family member Shelby Orr is leaving for 18 months of service as a Mormon missionary.
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      Mormons, Other Groups Work Together on Oklahoma Tornado Cleanup

      Video: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are working with other religious groups and charity organizations to assist victims of a tornado that tore up to a two-mile-wide by 17-mile-long swath of destruction through the city of Moore, Oklahoma, on 20 May. The tornado claimed 24 lives and injured nearly 400 others.
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    • Donations for Humanitarian Aid During a Natural Disaster

      When disasters happen, like the recent tornados in Oklahoma, many people inquire how they might assist or donate to the Church’s relief efforts. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses donations to the Humanitarian Aid Fund on an "as-needed" basis to purchase and deliver aid during times of crisis or whenever humanitarian assistance is needed. Unless specifically indicated, funds are not earmarked for any particular disaster or region. Supplies are distributed without regard to race, creed, or religion and 100 percent of all donations are used to help the people in need.
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