Welfare Related Links

  • Church Donation to Utah Detox Facility Will Help Expand Programs

    Posted: 30 January 2013

    A donation from the Church will help provide more room and beds at Salt Lake City’s VOA Detoxification Center. Individuals and businesses can contribute to the expansion project by going to www.voaut.org. Any amount donated will be matched.  Full Story

  • A Life of Gospel Labor: Elder Glen L. Rudd, “Mr. Welfare,” Retires

    Posted: 21 December 2012

    Elder Glen L. Rudd, 95, was assigned as the manager of Welfare Square in 1953 and has dedicated the last 60 years of his life to the Church’s welfare program. In December, he retired.  Full Story

  • Eight Members Remain Missing in Wake of Typhoon Bopha

    Posted: 14 December 2012

    Typhoon Bopha, a category four hurricane, hit the southern Philippine island of Mindano on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. There have been 540 confirmed deaths and reports of at least 400 missing people.  Full Story

  • Peanut Butter Cannery Honored

    Posted: 6 December 2012

    A Church cannery in Houston, Texas, was recently honored with a service award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Full Story

  • Church Makes Immunizations an Official Initiative, Provides Social Mobilization

    Posted: 13 June 2012

    In May the Humanitarian Services Division of the Church announced that immunizations will join the ranks of the other major humanitarian initiatives—clean water, emergency response, food production, neonatal resuscitation training, vision care, and wheelchairs.  Full Story

  • “It Rained, though the Ground Was Not Wet”

    Posted: 24 May 2012

    The village of Sala-Jama is one of 22 sites along the border of Ethiopia and Somalia that received water last year through a partnership between the Church and a charity called International Relief and Development. That effort was part of a coordinated response to the drought in East Africa and just one of 111 emergencies and disasters the Church responded to last year in 90 countries.  Full Story

  • Addiction Recovery Program Site Added to LDS.org

    Posted: 16 May 2012

    A new website for the Addiction Recovery Program is helping members become aware of—and access—meetings and other helpful tools that can help lead to recovery through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.  Full Story

  • The Church Is Reaching Out and Helping

    Posted: 16 March 2012

    Natural disasters across the globe, including the Japan earthquake, made 2011 the costliest year of disasters on record, according to a report issued by LDS Welfare Services. Throughout the year, the Church sent messages of hope and endurance as it distributed relief supplies to many areas of the world.  Full Story