A Shower of Love for the Homeless
“The effort of helping the homeless get cleaned up and washed is not work but a labor of love. It’s humbling to see these people wait their turn to take a shower and then see them walk out all clean after they’ve showered—they are so happy, and many of them cry.”
29 December 2020
Grow a Garden in Any Space
During times of crisis—whether it be unemployment, a community disaster, or a pandemic—gardens are one way to supplement your food supply. The most important step of all is to begin.
11 December 2020
How to Be a Humanitarian, Part 4
Did you know there is an ethical code that humanitarians follow? Humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence are shared values that nonprofit aid organizations around the world embrace. As individuals within our communities, we can also keep these values as we look at ways to help one another.
4 December 2020
How to Be a Humanitarian, Part 3
Did you know there is an ethical code that humanitarians follow? Humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence are shared values that nonprofit aid organizations around the world embrace. As individuals within our communities, we can also keep these values as we look for ways to help one another.
6 November 2020
Bright Spots during the COVID-19 Food Crisis
“Let’s play a game—everyone up on your feet!” I watched as the agricultural trainer explained the rules. All in the room were to hold their breath as long as they could, and as soon as they took a breath, they were to sit down. As you can imagine, the game did not last long, but it was a nice break in the two-hour training that the Malagasy farmers were receiving about post-harvest management. The men and women laughed and cheered as the last person standing, a 20-year-old man, beamed as he sat down.
30 October 2020
7 Simple Ways to Start Preparing for Emergencies
Natural and manmade disasters come in all varieties; yet one thing they have in common is the uncertainty they bring to our everyday lives. No matter how we prepare, some disasters will cause far-reaching damage out of our control. However, there are things you can do now to prepare and to manage some of the stress that comes with the impact of an emergency.
23 October 2020
Wild Polio Eliminated in Africa: A Giant Step Closer to Eradication
Thanks to UNICEF, its partners, and Latter-day Saint Charities, polio cases have decreased by 99.9% since 1988. The success of African countries against wild poliovirus shows the world what is possible with strong commitment, coordination, and ingenuity.
16 October 2020
How to Be a Humanitarian, Part 2
Did you know there is an ethical code that humanitarians follow? Humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence are shared values that nonprofit aid organizations around the world embrace. As individuals within our communities, we can also keep these values as we help one another.
9 October 2020
Fatima’s Red Jacket: Warmth during Winter and War
Latter-day Saint Charities and ShelterBox USA work together to help those who are internally displaced.
30 September 2020
Proper Handwashing Can Prevent Disease and Save Lives
Mariamou lives in the Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon. Latter-day Saint Charities and ShelterBox worked together to make sure she and her family have soap to wash their hands during the coronavirus pandemic.
18 September 2020