HUD secretary Carson visits Church’s Welfare Square

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson toured The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Welfare Square as part of a brief visit in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 11.

Elder Jack N. Gerard, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Kent F. Richards, an emeritus General Authority Seventy, hosted Carson at Welfare Square.

His brief tour included stops at a dairy facility and Deseret Industries, with the hosting leaders explaining the Church’s principles of welfare and self-reliance and the processes of gathering and making available food and new and used goods to help less-fortunate individuals as well as for humanitarian distribution.

The HUD secretary also toured several housing and mixed-use facilities while in Salt Lake City.