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Mary Richards

Mary Richards is a reporter for the Church News. Before that, she was a morning reporter/anchor for KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. She graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism, and she and her husband have five children. Email her at mrichards@deseretnews.com.


Funding from the Church helped organizations along the U.S.-Mexico border that serve migrants and people who are homeless.

Ten new wells from WaterAid with funding from the Church are helping the country of Eswatini.

The Mesa, Arizona, event included information about how to use JustServe and FamilySearch to help all of God’s children.

Church works to meet challenges of living on an island as food costs soar.

JustServe Harvest Appeal effort brings in new opportunities to help get involved.

New equipment and training should decrease birth asphyxia in two Mexican states.

The Church has worked on several humanitarian projects in the central African nation over the past several years.

Relief efforts of the Church begin in California following weeks of torrential rains.

Church and Muslim Aid build 2,720 greenhouses; help increase independence and employment.

More than 1,100 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints help clean up after deadly tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia.

Elder Bednar spoke about Jesus Christ, the sacrament, repentance, covenants and ordinances.

Large Church donation allows the World Food Programme to expand its nutritional treatment like super cereal to more women.

Born Jan. 24, 1945, Elder D. Todd Christofferson has served as an Apostle since April 2008.

Church donation means Umguza residents have closer treatment options.

The Church donates hundreds of desks and chairs to a school in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

As refugees arrive in Portland from different countries, JustServe volunteers are there to help welcome them and meet their needs.

The Church’s long-standing collaboration with UNICEF blesses children and their families around the world.

The Church is supporting ShelterBox to provide displaced families with materials for shelter as they flee violence or poverty in Syria.

Working with JustServe, Project Hope and other nonprofit organizations, the Church provides emergency relief and preparedness on the island.

President Russell M. Nelson’s assurance that “better days are ahead” for Puerto Rico came to pass with Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s dedication of the new San Juan temple.

First- and second-generation members of the Church in Puerto Rico met to celebrate the new temple in San Juan.

Even with power outages, people in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees join weekly sessions on emotional health.

Banquet pays tribute to women who go above and beyond to keep at-risk children in school in Utah’s Washington County School District

A JustServe effort with the Magic Yarn Project brought together hundreds of volunteers and created ripple effects of service.

Born on Jan. 6, 1972, Sister Amy A. Wright has served as first counselor in the Primary general presidency since August 2022

Church members worked to foster self-reliance in Dzaleka Refugee Camp.

Donations from the Church helped in Belize, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Three of the schools needed upgrades after destructive storms; six other schools are in a refugee settlement.

Latter-day Saints from the Republic of the Congo sacrificed and saved to get to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

A forum in Dakar, Senegal, brought together African heads of state to discuss increasing childhood immunizations.