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."
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!!!)
To: Utah Girl
posted on 01/28/2003 10:04:19 AM PST
To: Utah Girl
thank you for clairifying that, I being in NYC only know from the baby kits, or those sanity kits we made assembled for relief. I know the site you mention is in post 1, but I have not search it yet!
posted on 01/28/2003 11:02:04 AM PST
(I am a child of God:)
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