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Argentina: “Elbow to Elbow,” Two Churches Fight Against Poverty
In May, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assisted families in need in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by donating food to seven soup kitchens run by Cáritas Argentina, an organization within the Catholic Church.
Monsignor José Maria Baliña, vice president of Cáritas Argentina, expressed his gratitude in an interview (Spanish) with the Argentina Newsroom by saying, “We are very pleased and grateful to [the Church]… We, as Cáritas, know many needs, but we do not have as many resources…It is nice to be able to [join] the two churches to help those who need it.”
Bolivia: Volunteer Firefighters to Distribute Food Donations from The Church
The FENIX Volunteer Firefighters Foundation in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, received 300 nonperishable food kits and 50 biosafety supply kits from the Church. The items were delivered to Ernesto Peralta, a representative of FENIX, on June 5 at the Foundation’s office. A Bolivia Newsroom article (Spanish) reports that the supplies will be distributed to the most vulnerable families and medical personnel in the area.
Indonesia: Religious Educators Receive Assistance from Local Church Members
In coordination with the Office of the Ministry of Religion of the Bekasi City Christian Organizer, Christian Community Guidance (Pembimas) Regional Office of the Ministry of Religion and other local organizations, the Church distributed 300 food packages to Christian religious education teachers who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. An Indonesia Newsroom news release (Indonesian) states that the kits were delivered on May 20 and included rice, sugar, cooking oil and other goods.
Italy: Church Youth Work to Eliminate Hunger
More than a dozen young volunteers from local congregations of the Church assembled 300 food packages for families in need. The food was donated to the Security and Civil Protection Department of the Municipality of Roma Capitale for distribution. Read the original report from the Italy Newsroom (Italian).
Canada: Church Members Present Cash Donation to Support Food Bank
Local Church leaders Bishop David Groux, Bishop Robert Graham and Sister Ingrid Beazer, president of the local Relief Society (the Church’s organization for women), raised over $12,000 for food banks in the Ottawa–Gatineau of Canada. To learn more about these donations, read the full Canada Newsroom article (English).
School Supply Donations
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