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Church Responds to Tsunami Waves in Tonga

Church Responds to Tsunami Waves in Tonga

An undersea volcanic eruption near the Kingdom of Tonga Saturday afternoon (January 15) triggered tsunami waves, flooding, and ash in the sky. Communication lines are down and further updates will follow as they come to hand. Elder Ian S. Ardern, Pacific Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said on January 17, “We are praying earnestly …

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Church Responds to Super Typhoon Destruction in the Philippines

Church Responds to Super Typhoon Destruction in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), which hit Central Visayas and Mindanao on December 16-17 left a trail of destruction to infrastructure and property as it crossed the Philippines. According to official government reports, at least a few hundred people are confirmed dead while more than 300,000 are currently in evacuation centers. Flooding was also experienced in many areas in Mindanao …

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Coordinated Response by the Thousands for Hurricane Ida Victims

Coordinated Response by the Thousands for Hurricane Ida Victims

Hurricane Ida came ashore the Louisiana coast on August 29, 2021, with sustained winds up to 150 mph, downing trees, crushing homes and causing power outages for more than a million people. Yet, by week’s end, thousands of volunteers from throughout the region, including Helping Hands from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were in place and helping …

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The Church of Jesus Christ Responds to Earthquake in Haiti

The Church of Jesus Christ Responds to Earthquake in Haiti

On the morning of Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck the southern part of Haiti. Local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assessed the situation of members, missionaries, Church buildings, and the community following the devastating earthquake that to date has claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people …

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Church Responds to Unprecedented Flooding in Europe

Church Responds to Unprecedented Flooding in Europe

Extensive flooding has left a trail of destruction in parts of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Many have lost their lives or their livelihood. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has congregations in the areas affected by the disaster and is encouraging its members to lend a helping hand. “Our hearts and prayers are with those …

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Latter-day Saints Evacuated and Safe in Saint Vincent as Volcano Erupts

Latter-day Saints Evacuated and Safe in Saint Vincent as Volcano Erupts

On Thursday, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves declared a disaster alert prompted by a change in the eruptive activity at the La Soufrière volcano, according to the country’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). This morning, the volcano erupted. Citizens in the North region of the island including members of The Church of Jesus Christ of …

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Torrential Rain Causes Flooding in Laie, Hawaii

Torrential Rain Causes Flooding in Laie, Hawaii

Torrential rainfall moved through the state of Hawaii on March 8–9, 2021, causing flooding across much of Windward and North Shore Oahu, including the town of Laie, home to the Polynesian Cultural Center, Brigham Young University–Hawaii, and the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to a statement released by R. Eric Beaver, president …

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Church Reports on Aid Following Winter Storm in Texas

Church Reports on Aid Following Winter Storm in Texas

Latter-day Saints in communities across Texas are serving their neighbors after a massive winter storm with record snow, ice and cold hit the state last week, leaving millions of people without food, water, and power. The record cold temperatures also led to broken water pipes and flooded homes and businesses. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sent …

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Church’s Helping Hands Program Provides Relief in Louisiana

Church's Helping Hands Program Provides Relief in Louisiana

A news release provided by the Church details how the Helping Hands program is helping provide relief in Louisana. More than 10 days after Hurricane Laura hit the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm, power remains out in many places, and debris is scattered throughout the region. “When I pulled into the driveway, I started crying. There were trees …

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Angel Moroni Damaged on Salt Lake Temple After Earthquake

Angel Moroni Damaged on Salt Lake Temple After Earthquake

UPDATE 9:40am: Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement Wednesday morning to media: The Salt Lake Temple, which is undergoing a seismic upgrade, sustained minor damage during Wednesday morning’s earthquake. The trumpet on the Angel Moroni statue fell off, and there is minor displacement of some of the temple’s smaller …

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