CITY — To assist the American Red Cross in its response to
yesterday’s tragic attacks, The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints is donating $160,000. The money comes from
generous contributions to the Church’s humanitarian relief
The Presiding Bishop of the Church, Bishop H. David Burton,
said $150,000 will be given to the national office of the
American Red Cross to assist with search and rescue work,
emergency food and shelter, and other needs arising from the
terrorist activities in New York, Washington, D.C., and
Pennsylvania. Another $10,000 contribution will go to the
American Red Cross chapter in Salt Lake City to offset its costs
in helping stranded travelers obtain food and shelter here.
"All of our hearts ache and reach out to the victims of
these tragedies," said Bishop Burton. "Latter-day
Saints have been eager to do something to help, to ease the
hurt. We believe using contributions that Church members are
making to the Church humanitarian fund is a quick and effective
way to get aid where it’s needed."
Bishop Burton added, "We continue to express our
appreciation and thanks for the many people who contribute to
the humanitarian fund."
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