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To: restornu
Hardly.

I read Illbay's comment as "since they are not Mormons they won't get any help."

Do the Mormons help those who are not Mormons?
209 posted on 01/28/2003 7:41:06 AM PST by Wrigley
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To: Wrigley
Yes, we do help any in need. One such endeavor is the Humanitarian Center. Each LDS ward has a couple of people assigned to humanitarian efforts. These efforts range from making lap quilts for the police to give to children who need them when going into a foster situation to making baby kits to send to babies either in the US or overseas. I knit bandages for those who suffer from leprosy (the bandages can range in size from 4 feet to 7 feet, so I only get a few done a year.) One other project I am aware of was done in my ward, we were asked to go through our closets to see what we could donate for professional working clothes to an abused woman's shelter. We all have outfits that we're going to fit in again "someday", that are in great condition just hanging in our closets. It was wonderful to see the overwhelming response from the women who donated, and those who received.

For those who want to know more about the Humanitarian Effort, go to Humanitarian Services. The purpose of Humanitarian Services is "to help children and families of all nationalities and religions by relieving suffering, helping people care for themselves, and providing opportunities for service." We can help locally or in a national effort or internationally. We are counselled to be aware of the needs first in our own families, then in our neighborhoods, communities, etc. "...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

213 posted on 01/28/2003 9:28:10 AM PST by Utah Girl (Here I come to save the day, Mighty Mouse is on his way!!!)
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To: Wrigley
"I read Illbay's comment as "since they are not Mormons they won't get any help." Do the Mormons help those who are not Mormons?"

Yes they do. Illbay was incorrect. Both with disaster relief and with assistance done localy through the Bishop, membership is not a requirement. Also the specific case in question had nothing to do with providing food and shelter to some poor woman who couldn't afford it, and nowhere does it say the Bishop said she didn't qualify. She asked for advise and didn't like the advise she got. Nor does she indicate how well she informed the Bishop of the situation.
216 posted on 01/28/2003 9:38:14 AM PST by Grig
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To: Wrigley
Do the Mormons help those who are not Mormons?

Only if they are DEAD, Jim!


222 posted on 01/28/2003 10:38:56 AM PST by Elsie (I trust in Jesus.... THOUSANDS OF EXISTING MANUSCRIPTS speak of Him!)
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To: Wrigley
Actually Mormons will help you if they know you. I had some close Mormon friends for a number of years, and they told me, if I was anywhere in the world and needed help, to call up the local Mormon bishop and mention their names. They will come to you and bring you money, food whatever it is you need. They even do it on occasion for some they don't know, if for instance the police or another church calls. I think they don't publicize it though as too many people take advantage of them.
226 posted on 01/28/2003 11:21:06 AM PST by JesseShurun
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To: Wrigley
Do the Mormons help those who are not Mormons?

Depends on which Mormon. They are all different just like anyone else. Some might be helping you as the try to convert you.
247 posted on 01/28/2003 1:54:44 PM PST by Delphinium
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