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Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with government leaders in Mexico City on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, to discuss ongoing hurricane relief efforts in Acapulco during his ministry in Mexico.
The Church of Jesus Christ is providing a US$1 million donation for hurricane relief efforts in Acapulco, Mexico, after Hurricane Otis, a Category 5 storm, hit the area at the end of October.
“The need is huge. Very little is left standing. Estimates are that many of all the structures have been seriously damaged,” said Elder Bednar following his meeting with the military generals.
“The leaders were very welcoming, and frankly, they were somewhat surprised at the organization and capacity we have in the Church to be responsive,” Elder Bednar said.
“We described to them what we have already done, what we are in the process of doing, and the things that we might be able to do to continue to assist in that disaster relief,” he added.
The Church is collaborating with the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), Fundación Azteca, the Mexican Red Cross (Cruz Roja Mexicana), Save the Children and World Vision.
The Church has distributed about 40 tons of food, water and cleaning kits to benefit thousands of families in the state of Guerrero on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
“We should be ever vigilant in our prayers and in providing whatever support we can as we pay our fast offerings [and] contribute to the [Church] Humanitarian Fund,” said Elder Bednar. “Such contributions will bless the people in Acapulco.”
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