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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 1 August

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Paraguay: Church Donates Blankets and Mattresses
Flooding victims in Asunción, Paraguay, in early July were given new bedding from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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The donation was handled through the Center for Social Pastoral Chacarita and benefited many elderly people affected by the flooding of the Paraguay River.

Read more about how the Church helped on the Paraguay Mormon Newsroom website (Spanish).

Kenya: Church Helps Children Living With Cancer

Children suffering from cancer are getting help with their schoolwork by Mormon Helping Hands volunteers.

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Many of the children living with cancer are confined to the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, and have fallen behind in their educational progress having had to miss as much as a year of school. In July and the first two weeks of August, Latter-day Saints

Go to the Kenya Mormon Newsroom website to understand how the children are being helped.

Brazil: Tons of Clothes Collected by Mormon Helping Hands
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In Curitiba, Brazil, about 200 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers assisted in the collection of nearly 25 tons of clothing in just one morning.

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The project goal was to gather warm clothes for the poor for the coming winter. “We are ensuring a warm winter for everyone,” said Gerson Guelmann, superintendent of the Pro-Citizenship Institute, one of the sponsors of the annual clothing campaign.

Read more about the project and watch a video about it on the Brazil Mormon Newsroom website (Portuguese).

Australia: Churches Gather Clothing for Cambodian Orphans
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Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined their Muslim, Catholic and Jewish neighbors in a program called Stepping Out Support to help children in Cambodia. The partnership also provides food for the orphans.

The Church is committed to fostering strong community and interfaith relations as well as supporting humanitarian efforts all around the world.

Go to the Australia Mormon Newsroom website for more information.

Honduras: Latter-day Saints Donate Blood
Each year Latter-day Saints in Honduras participate in the national blood donation day.

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This year, more than 200 pints of blood were collected during the campaign. In the last five years, members of the Church have donated over a thousand pints of blood.

Read on the Honduras Mormon Newsroom website (Spanish) the reason behind the Church’s participation.

Singapore: Handmade Quilt, an Expression of Gratitude

Women leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia made a quilt to say thank you to the minister of women, family and community development.

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The women said they appreciate the attention Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, a mother of three children and one grandson, has given to the women of Malaysia. The quilt included pictures of the minister and events she has supported.

The Singapore Mormon Newsroom website provides additional information about the minister and her work.

 
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