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Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the recipient of the 2020 American Red Cross Partnership Award.
“Every year we give an award to an extraordinary partner, and I truly can’t think of a better partner than the Church,” said Gail J. McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross, who made the presentation at an awards dinner at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
“When you think about [it, our] missions are very much aligned,” said McGovern. “We’re both trying to alleviate human suffering.”
Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé was in the nation’s capital to accept the prestigious award on behalf of the Church for its donations and volunteer efforts. “We are happy to represent the many members of the Church that contribute and help and collaborate with the Red Cross.”
He was joined by Sister Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities and first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.
“We have contributed about seven million dollars of donations over the past four years in many fields. But really, what is the most important is not the number of dollars. It is [the] number of hours that our members have contributed,” added Bishop Caussé.
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