The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full report, CLICK HERE.

To help bear the burden of COVID-19 in Brazil, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing US$5.8 million worth of oxygen to hospitals in the Amazon region, medical supplies to hospitals throughout Brazil and enough food to feed about 1 million Brazilians.

In the northeastern state of Bahia, the Church recently delivered 60,000 food baskets to those in need in the state’s capital of Salvador. The distribution was announced in a meeting with Salvadoran Mayor Bruno Reis, and other government officials and the Church’s Brazil Area Presidency, including Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella and Elder Joni L. Koch.

“Our main objective is to bring a little relief and love to people and families who are currently without food,” Elder Parella said when talking about the basic food donations.

“It is undoubtedly a very welcome help,” Mayor Reis said. “We have done everything to bring food to the table of people who are in need, and such help is very significant.”

The 60,000 baskets will be distributed with the help of the municipal secretary for social assistance, racial equality and citizenship.

During the conversation, Mayor Reis expressed a desire to get to know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints better, and Elder Joni Koch explained a little about the Church.

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