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By the numbers: How the Church cared for those in need in 2022

Look at the numbers of donations, volunteer hours and other humanitarian efforts by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

In 2022, as stated in its annual “Caring for Those in Need” report, the Church expended more than $1 billion to help those in need.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints follow the two great commandments: to love God and love their neighbors. Church members also give service and offer their time, talents, means and resources to help all of God’s children. 

3,692 humanitarian projects

Large bags, of various colors and sizes, are in a pile on a dock next to a boat. A man is putting a bag onto the pile and as others unload a vehicle.
| “Caring for Those in Need” 2022 annual report, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“None of this would happen without the generosity of the members who donate of their money, resources and time,” Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé said. “It humbles me to see their examples, and this is happening all around the world.”

$1.02 billion in expenditures

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In 2022, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expended $1.02 billion to help those in need, according to the “Caring for Those in Need” report. | Aptyp_koK - stock.adobe.com

Members fast for one day each month and generously donate the value of those missed meals to benefit others in need.

6.3 million hours of service

A man pushes a wheelbarrow with a mound of brown and green plants across a lawn as a teenager helps and a man steadies the mound. A woman walks further behind them carrying a white bag.
| “Caring for Those in Need” 2022 annual report, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Volunteer work in 2022 came through service at Church facilities such as farms, orchards, canneries, Deseret Industries and more; missions to care for those in need, including volunteer service around the world; and Church-sponsored community service projects, including cleanup after natural disasters.

190 countries and territories

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Humanitarian and other projects of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were 190 countries and territories. | VJLoops.com - stock.adobe.com

Projects in 2022 took place across the globe.

174 refugee response projects

A woman and a man sit with a teenage boy and a younger boy on the bottom bunk of a bunkbed.
| “Caring for Those in Need” 2022 annual report, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

In 2022, natural disasters and armed conflict caused a dramatic rise in people displaced from their homes. The Church made significant financial donations to refugee assistance programs, and members worked within their communities to support refugees and displaced persons — including donating to shelters and serving at welcome centers.

In particular, the Church expended more than $16.8 million in aid in response to the Ukrainian and Russian crisis, donating hundreds of tons of food and hundreds of service hours to help those fleeing the conflict. Church counselors offered psychological first aid as well to those who had experienced crises.

11,030 welfare and self-reliance missionaries

A woman walks on a rubble-filled path with a yellow container on her head. Missionaries walk behind her, each carrying two yellow containers in their hands.
| “Caring for Those in Need” 2022 annual report, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Many Church members serve within their local communities. Young service missionaries take part in service humanitarian efforts in their communities. Full-time teaching missionaries also participate in service projects and assist with any emergency response initiatives. Married couples serve as full-time welfare and self-reliance missionaries across the world, identifying and administering humanitarian projects in their assigned areas.

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