In the News
Humanitarian Efforts

After writing about JustServe as a Church News reporter, Mary Richards interviews those who connect with service opportunities the online platform.

Youth who have JustServe in their area can register to use the platform in April and beyond. Others are encouraged to serve around their communities for Global Youth Service Day.

Volunteers donated 1,300 kits, continuing the Praia Cape Verde Stake’s ministry to Central da Praia jail.

Latest relief aid includes food boxes — with items appropriate for the Muslim-observed Ramadan — and mobile health clinics.

The Church is helping fund a two-year project in rural Tajikistan, working with Catholic relief agency Caritas.

Members participated in 6.3 million hours of volunteer work and 3,692 humanitarian projects in 190 countries and territories.

Almost a half-million people donated at Giving Machines locations around the world.

“This is an effort to go beyond our members to address the needs, the humanitarian needs, of the world’s children, and we found them. It was glorious,” said President Johnson.

Wheelchairs, medical equipment, school furniture and other donations were made in Ghana, Uganda, Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Church members and their neighbors around Mesa, Arizona, gathered thousands of items in a JustServe project for Pakistan.

Women enter homes where men cannot, build community trust and work with parents to encourage immunizations. The Church and UNICEF are working alongside others in these efforts.

The two water purification systems and 30 wooden houses will help migrant shelters in northern Mexico.

Speaking at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Melvin J. Ballard Center for Social Impact, President Ballard thanks those who bless the lives of others.

Members of the Church met with Kentucky’s governor and Kentucky General Assembly after responding to several natural disasters in the state.

Funding from the Church helps Catholic Relief Services and Caritas support thousands of displaced people — primarily women and girls — in war-torn province of North Kivu

Donated supplies and service will help victims on the north coast of São Paulo.

The Church is working with several organizations to send food, tents, medical supplies and clothing to earthquake victims.

Donations of funds, supplies and service are being offered to help in recovery.

The Church has donated money, food and supplies. Church programs have supported Ukrainians, and Church members have opened their homes and hearts to refugees.

At the Bishops’ Central Storehouse, volunteers with NBA Cares worked side by side with Elder Rasband, Sister Browning and other Church leaders.

Multiple fires across south-central Chile have destroyed thousands of acres and homes.

Latter-day Saints will add their helping hands to prayers, says Elder Nattress, Pacific Area president, following devastation from tropical storm.

The Mexican consul in Orlando met with representatives from the Church of Jesus Christ and Catholic Charities to discuss collaboration.

The Church joined other faiths in outreach to expectant mothers on a military base in California.

The Church gave thousands of books, desks and chairs; built latrines and classroom buildings; and collaborated with other organizations to promote education in 74 countries in 2022.

Through programs like JustServe, teenagers who serve others can help their own self-esteem and mental health.

The Europe Central Area Emergency Response Committee — organized in 2022 in response to the Ukraine conflict — is coordinating Church relief efforts.

The renovation of 32 hospital buildings has started at Kampong Thom Provincial Hospital; also two more hospital projects in Cambodia have recently been completed.

The Church donated food and hygiene items to a Catholic aid organization in Zurich.

A new autoclave allows instruments to be sterilized on the spot at a local health department.