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Latter-day Saints in North Carolina Serve Neighbors Following Hurricane Florence

Latter-day Saints in North Carolina Serve Neighbors Following Hurricane Florence

Latter-day Saint volunteers from more than 30 congregations in North Carolina came together over the weekend to help clean up neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Florence, which hit the southeastern United States in mid-September. Many homes in the region are still inundated by floodwaters from record-breaking swollen rivers. “We’re trying to wait for the water to go down enough,” said Barbara Brooks, …

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Cleanup Efforts Underway in Asia Following Typhoon Mangkhut

Cleanup Efforts Underway in Asia Following Typhoon Mangkhut

Damage assessments are underway in the Philippines and Hong Kong following Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the category 5 storm that hit Asia over the weekend. The typhoon, known as Typhoon Ompong in the Philippines, packed destructive winds and torrential rain as it cut across northern Luzon. Dozens of people lost their lives after heavy rains triggered landslides. Thirty-eight Latter-day Saint chapels …

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Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes the Philippines, Church Responds

Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes the Philippines, Church Responds

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding Typhoon Mangkhut: Church leaders have been in contact with mission, stake and district leaders in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, urging them to take all necessary precautions to prepare those in their care for the storm. Many Church buildings in the path of the typhoon are …

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Latter-day Saints Ready to Provide Disaster Relief on East Coast

Latter-day Saints Ready to Provide Disaster Relief on East Coast

As Hurricane Florence reaches landfall on the East Coast of the United States, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is ready to aid those in need. In partnership with local relief organizations, LDS Charities responds to emergencies around the world by providing short-term, life-sustaining resources such as food, water, shelter and clothing, in addition …

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Missionaries Evacuated as Hurricane Nears the US Southeast Coast

Missionaries Evacuated as Hurricane Nears the US Southeast Coast

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement on Hurricane Florence: “Missionaries in the path of Hurricane Florence are taking necessary precautions to remain safe as the storm prepares to make landfall. Missionaries serving in coastal areas are being moved to safe locations with adequate supplies. Mission presidents are instructing missionaries on safety protocols as well as …

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California Mormons See Miracles Among the Ashes

California Mormons See Miracles Among the Ashes

The question of which of your possessions you would save at a moment’s notice is a hypothetical that frequently arises in social settings. But for the members of the Church in the Redding California Stake this past week, the question became all too real as a wildfire, dubbed the “Carr Fire” tore through their community destroying at least 20 homes …

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Two LDS Members Missing in Guatemala, Volunteers Offer Relief

Two LDS Members Missing in Guatemala, Volunteers Offer Relief

Latter-day Saint volunteers are helping with relief efforts in Central America following Sunday’s eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano, located 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City. All missionaries are safe, but hundreds of people were evacuated as ash was dispersed over a nine-mile radius. More than 60 people were killed, with additional people missing. Two members of the Church are among …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Southern California Fires

LDS Church Releases Statement on Southern California Fires

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding the devastating fires in Southern California: The impact of the fires in southern California on local communities has been severe and devastating. Two Church buildings in the area are being used as a temporary community centers, and we are in touch with relief …

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LDS Missionaries to Return to Puerto Rico After Devastating Hurricanes

LDS Missionaries to Return to Puerto Rico After Devastating Hurricanes

According to a press release from Mormon Newsroom, LDS missionaries removed from Puerto Rico after September’s devastating hurricane season will be returning. The statement reads: In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, missionaries in Puerto Rico and most surrounding islands were temporarily assigned to other missions. Some of those missionaries will soon return to the Puerto Rico San Juan …

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Mormons Quadruple Donations After Natural Disasters

Mormons Quadruple Donations After Natural Disasters

News Release from Mormon Newsroom In response to the generous help given following a series of recent unprecedented catastrophes, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed his gratitude. “In the midst of this suffering, people throughout the world have rallied to come to the aid of their …

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