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On Friday, Oct. 29, Latter-day Saint Charities pledged a 12-month contribution to a community center in Central Australia to support its ongoing work of assisting those in need.

The Waterhole is a community center run by the Salvation Army in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, that provides worship services, youth programs, showers and washing machine services, an art studio and gallery space for local artists, food and other community services to individuals and families, many from Indigenous communities.

The 12 months of supplies donated by Latter-day Saint Charities to The Waterhole will include hygiene kits, clothing and commercial quantities of laundry powder, rolled oats and soup to the Salvation Army-run center. 

Alice Springs Corps Maj. Rhonda Clutterbuck described the initiative as “a real blessing,” in an article published by the Salvation Army about the donation.

“They might be seemingly small things, but it adds up [financially] because of the nature of our community,” Clutterbuck said. “They’re things we use every day and we go through a lot every day.”

Elder Paul Lekias, an Area Seventy, called the partnership “a beautiful joint collaboration.”

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