The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day is working with other organizations to get relief supplies to people affected by the extensive flooding in Pakistan. The Church teamed with International Relief and Development, International Medical Corps, and Saba Aslam Welfare and Trust, and will be working in the future with Islamic Relief, USA in the next few weeks to continue to get aid to the Pakistani people.
In a recent General Conference address, President Thomas S. Monson, president of the Church, touched on the fact that the Mormon Church’s Humanitarian program has been part of the Church’s welfare system for 25 years. As the LDS Newsroom website states: “The Church provides relief and development projects for humanitarian purposes in countries all over the world. Projects operate without regard to the nationality or religion of the recipients.” The Church covers all overhead, so 100% of donations to Humanitarian Services go directly toward relief efforts.
President Monson also remarked that it is the Church’s goal to be among the first to respond when there are emergency needs around the world. There are also other projects for sustaining health and well-being that Humanitarian Services focuses on, including clean water projects, immunization programs, wheelchair distribution, nutrition assistance, neonatal resuscitation training, and vision treatment.
For more information about LDS Humanitarian Services, or to donate (you don’t have to be LDS to contribute), see the LDS Humanitarian Services home page.