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Church Helps Provide Comfort and Aid to California Fire Victims

Church Helps Provide Comfort and Aid to California Fire Victims

In the aftermath of the deadliest fire in California history, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are reaching out to those who need help. Several hundred people gathered Saturday morning at a warehouse in Oroville, California, to fill 5,000 food boxes for victims of the Camp Fire. That fire heavily damaged the town of Paradise and …

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Latter-day Saint Chapel Destroyed, Members Displaced in Catastrophic California Wildfires

Latter-day Saint Chapel Destroyed, Members Displaced in Catastrophic California Wildfires

A Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Paradise, California, has been destroyed and many members have been severely affected as massive wildfires continue to decimate the town. The meetinghouse was located on Buschmann Road. According to the latest reports, over 2,000 structures have been destroyed in the area and are threatening another 15,000.  At least five residents have died. Most Latter-day Saints living …

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President Oaks, Other Leaders Visit Hurricane Survivors

President Oaks, Other Leaders Visit Hurricane Survivors

Senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent the weekend visiting and comforting victims of recent hurricanes on the east coast of the United States. President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Kristen, led the delegation on visits to North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, the areas hardest hit by …

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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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