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Catholic Community Services Honors Salt Lake Humanitarians

Welfare Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was honored 10 November 2011 along with other community leaders by Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS). The Deseret News reported on the event.

October 2011 World Report

The October 2011 edition of The World Report, a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), is now available.

All Smiles at Operation Smile Breakfast

The Utah Chapter of Operation Smile recently recognized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the 75th anniversary of its welfare program and gave thanks for the faith’s support. The praise came at the organization’s fund-raising breakfast in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 20 September 2011.

Deseret Industries More Than a Thrift Shop

The Salt Lake Tribune recently profiled a new Deseret Industries store recently built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sugar House, a neighborhood in Salt Lake City. We provided  information about the dedication and opening of the store in June.

Four Service Experiences From Latter-day Saints Aboard USNS Comfort

Last week, we reported that 71 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) have served with the USNS Comfort’s Continuing Promise 2011 mission. This blog post looks at two of the 11 volunteers who have been on the ship for the entire five-month journey.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Compliments Church’s Welfare Program

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

Spouses of U.S. Governors Visit Humanitarian Center

In conjunction with the National Governors Association meetings held in Salt Lake City 14-17 July 2011, spouses of the governors visited the Humanitarian Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 15 July.

Missionaries: A Force for Service

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sends young men and women as well as couples out into the world to teach and serve others.

Mormon Night with the Giants

Major League Baseball’s reigning world champs, the San Francisco Giants, hosted members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tuesday night, July 5.

"On Faith" Blog: "Where Is God (and the church) in a natural disaster?"

In the Washington Post "On Faith" blog this week, Church Public Affairs managing director, Michael Otterson, discusses the Mormon response to natural disasters and the faith’s emphasis on self-reliance and emergency preparation:

What exactly does Mormon welfare and humanitarian response look like? First and foremost, it’s preparing for hard times before they hit.

Read the full story in the Washington Post "On Faith" blog

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