News Release

Church Donates $5 Million in Ongoing Refugee Assistance

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced its ongoing commitment to help alleviate the global refugee crisis. Contributions of $5 million ($3.8 million in kind and $1.2 million in cash) have been donated to the following nine charitable organizations in the United States that are authorized to resettle refugees:

Church World Service (New York, NY)
Episcopal Migration Ministries (New York, NY)
Ethiopian Community Development Council (Arlington, VA)
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Potomac, MD)
International Rescue Committee (New York, NY)
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (Baltimore, MD)
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, DC)
US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants (Arlington, VA)
World Relief Corporation (Baltimore, MD)

Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé who, along with his counselors in the Presiding Bishopric, oversees the Church’s global welfare and humanitarian aid efforts, recently said, “As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to bear our neighbors’ burdens and provide them with refuge from the storms of life. … Local organizations know the unique needs of the communities they serve. Along with our prayers, we provide this support to help them respond to the needs in communities across the nation.”

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