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The LDS Church announced a $10 million donation to Shelter the Homeless on Thursday for the construction and development of more transitional housing in the Salt Lake Valley.

The church has now donated a total of at least $52 million over the past decade to eight groups that serve the homeless in the Salt Lake City.

“Homelessness affects all sectors of our communities,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Around the world, we join hands and hearts with dozens of partners engaged in alleviating suffering in their respective communities, and in the process we point people towards greater self-reliance.”

The donation was hailed by local government leaders and welcomed by Shelter the Homeless.

Leaders of the church and Shelter the Homeless have not discussed exactly how the donation will be used, but the goal is to help homeless people and families transition to stable housing, according to a church news release and Janelle Fluckiger, executive director of Shelter the Homeless.

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