Welfare Related Links

  • Welfare Program Recognized for Helping 3,800 Children Smile after Cleft Surgery

    Posted: 23 September 2011

    Presiding Bishop H. David Burton talks about the Church welfare program’s partnership with Operation Smile, an international medical charity that offers free facial surgery for children with cleft palates or lips.  Full Story

  • Saints Continue Cleanup from Hurricane Irene


    Following reports of widespread damages following Hurricane Irene during late August, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the East Coast of the United States mobilized in cleanup efforts.  Full Story

  • In Japan, Victims Help Victims Following Typhoon

    Posted: 9 September 2011

    On Saturday, September 4, 2011, Typhoon Talas made landfall in Japan with heavy rain and winds of up to 68 mph (108 km/h), killing at least 59 and affecting thousands more.  Full Story

  • More than 1,000 Homes Lost in Texas Fires

    Posted: 7 September 2011

    More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed by wildfires in Texas, including 20 homes belonging to Church members. Dozens of wildfires have burned more than 115,000 acres (46,000 ha) over the past week.  Full Story

  • Mormon Helping Hands Find Joy in Beautifying Brazil

    Posted: 12 August 2011

    On July 30, approximately 120,000 Latter-day Saints, friends and neighbors, dressed in the familiar yellow Mormon Helping Hands vests, gathered across Brazil cleaning, painting, and filling food pantries.  Full Story

  • Church Aid in Eastern African Famine

    Posted: 12 August 2011

    With more than 11.5 million people in Eastern Africa in urgent need of assistance, and conditions being the driest recorded in the past 50 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working with various other organizations to offer relief.  Full Story

  • Elder Costa Offers Comfort and Relief in Japan

    Posted: 25 May 2011

    Elder Claudio R. M. Costa of the Presidency of the Seventy traveled through Japan recently, offering comfort, direction, and relief to those still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on March 11.  Full Story

  • Bishops’ Storehouse Opens the Windows of Heaven

    Posted: 20 May 2011

    Bishops’ storehouses around the world continue to support bishops in the call to “be faithful; stand in the office which [the Lord has] appointed unto [them]; succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees” (D&C 81:5).  Full Story