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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Compliments Church’s Welfare Program

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Courtesy of the Governor’s Office, Michaele White.

One government leader recently complimented The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' welfare program while issuing a day of service proclamation.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that 24 September 2011 will be his state’s Day of Service, and concluded his proclamation with these words:

2011 marks the 75th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ welfare program, an effort which has improved the lives of countless individuals in our Commonwealth, these United States, and throughout the world, and which should be a model to all organizations and faiths as we work together to build a true Commonwealth of Opportunity.

Read Gov. McDonnell’s entire Virginia day of service Proclamation:

At the April 2011 general conference, Church leaders asked members across the world to perform a day of service to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Church’s welfare program.

Related links:

Church to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Welfare Program with Day of Service

History of the Welfare Program

Welfare Program Timeline

Welfare Square: Place of Hope for the Needy

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