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"And they did impart of their substance, every man according to that which he had, to the poor, and the needy, and the sick, and the afflicted. … And thus, in their prosperous circumstances, they did not send away any who were naked, or that were hungry, or that were athirst, or that were sick, or that had not been nourished … whether out of the church or in the church, having no respect to persons as to those who stood in need." (Alma 1:27, 30.)

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. … Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew, chapter 25

Contents

Why Humanitarian Aid?

How Humanitarian Aid Got Started in Relief Society

Project Ideas

Ensign Articles and Other Talks

Poems:

        Are We Too Busy?

 

Speaking to the Latter-day Saints, the prophet Joseph Smith said:  "A man filled with the lave of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race"  (History of the Chruch, 4:227)  He encouraged each member to serve other liberally regardless of the receiver's beliefs or church affiliation.  Joseph Smith said:  "He is to feed the humgry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry u the tear of the orphan, to comfort the affilicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all, wherever he finds them"  (Times and Searsons,  March 15, 1842)

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Project Ideas

Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center
Service Project Guidelines

Lots of ideas for much needed items and kits that are distributed by the Church. This site includes instructions.

The Happy Factory 

The Happy Factory is a non-profit charitable organization that provides toys to needy children worldwide.  Be sure to read their website about their success stories,  how they got started and how you can help.

Care Wear

Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents. This site includes instructions and patterns.

Free Patterns for Knitted and Crocheted Items 

Cancer Caps for Kids and Adults

Charity Crafts

All Crafts for Charity

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Ensign Articles and Other Talks

"Anxious to Bless the Whole Human Race"

This is a wonderful article about real members of the church who have looked at the world around them to see where they can help and make a difference.  The results of their sincere desires to service have been miraculous. 

Freely Given

Great article about How Church members’ donations and special fasts are helping those in need.

 

Our Brothers' Keepers

Talk by President Monson about Humanitarian Aid and welfare in the church.

"We take most seriously the admonition from the Lord found in the New Testament in Matthew, chapter 25, and I know you do too:   'For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. …Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.' Each time we watch the news on television or pick up a newspaper, we learn of terrible human suffering as a result of tornadoes, floods, fires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, conflicts of war. I ask the question: Do we have a responsibility to do something about such suffering?"  President Monson

 

The Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center

Basic information about the Humanitarian Aid Center and where those shipments come from and how they’re put together.

Church Leaders Speak  "Los Angeles World Affairs Council"
Remarks by President Gordon B. Hinckley,
President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
13 May 1999

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The real poverty of the earth is as common in the South Bronx of New York City as it is [in India]. The poverty we must fight is the poverty of unwanted humanity, a spiritual poverty that develops when no one cares. This poverty will never be erased by money and medicine and materials. It can only be cured by love."

--Mother Teresa--

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Personally, I believe that the most practical way to protect one's self and family need it to make liberal contributions for the support of the Lord's poor according to the law of the gospel.  I am not promising you riches, but I am telling you that this is the most practical way to protect yourselves and families from actual need.  I believe that it is consistent with the laws of heaven that one's right of reliance upon the Lord for protection against want is in direct proportion to his own liberality in sustaining the Lord's poor.  (Marion G. Romney,  Talk to Seminary and Institute faculty June 13, 1956)

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