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Latter-day Saints plan local day of service

Event commemorates anniversary of church welfare program

August 13, 2011
Messenger News

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-fay Saints welfare program, the local ward of the church has set aside Aug. 20 as a day of service and invites the public to participate by assembling and donating a hygiene kit or donating time working at the Habitat for Humanity homes in Fort Dodge.

The kits will be sent to the Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City. In an average year, 1 million hygiene kits are shipped from the center to countries where they are needed most.

The Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center was established in 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to prepare emergency relief supplies for shipment worldwide, train those desiring to develop employable skills and become self-reliant and offer service opportunities. Information is available at the website www.providentliving.org.

A hygiene kit includes two unbreakable combs without sharp handles, four sealed toothbrushes, one tube of toothpaste, two bars of soap and two hand towels placed in a heavy duty, one-gallon clear, sealable plastic bag.

Prepared hygiene kits may be delivered to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug 20. The church is at 1426 N. 32nd St.

To serve the local community, church members in Fort Dodge are also donating their time at the Habitat for Humanity homes. They encourage all to come out and help from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug 20.

For information about how to help, contact Bishop Terry Dillon at 570-0371 or dusttex@frontiernet.net. For guidelines on assembling hygiene kits, go online at www.ldsphilanthropies.org/humanitarian-services/patterns/service-project-guidelines.pdf.

 
 

 

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