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An ongoing collaboration between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the American Red Cross, to help those impacted by disasters and serious medical conditions, will continue in 2023. The Church has announced a donation of $8.7 million to assist with the purchase of biomedical equipment, mobile blood donation centers and programs to assist those with cancer or sickle cell disease.

“We are profoundly grateful for our long-standing and remarkable collaboration to deliver urgently needed relief for people facing life’s emergencies,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “The Church’s incredible financial support and the steadfast commitment of your members make a difference for people in need every day.”

Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, stated, “We are pleased to contribute to the American Red Cross and support their life-sustaining services and programs in this new year to help care for those in need. We recognize and are grateful for the thousands of Church members who rolled up their sleeves to give blood and donate so much of their time.”

In 2022, the Church provided a donation of $5.1 million to the Red Cross that was used for individuals, families and communities with pressing needs across the U.S. Some of the efforts supported by Church aid included:

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