Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday - Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian Aid can take many forms - you can donate or serve in your local area, or for a global cause that you decide is important, or for those of my readers who may be LDS, you can check the Provident Living website, go to the Humanitarian Aid area, and then click on Current Needs.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conducts humanitarian activities worldwide. From 1985 to 2008 Humanitarian Services provided more than $1.11 billion in total assistance to needy individuals in 167 countries.In 1996 the Church organized Latter-day Saint Charities as a non-governmental organization to facilitate humanitarian activities in selected countries.

Here are the current needs as of March 2009:
  • Single size quilts
  • Full size quilts
  • Puppets

Here is the link for patterns for the quilts and puppets. Our family plans on making some puppets this month.

2 comments:

AFarCryFromNormal said...

While this is not on my current priority list and I lack the extra funds to help right now. I appreciate the link. I hadn't really gone to the Humanitarian aid part of the website. You will have to post pictures if you get the puppets done. I would LOVE to see your work! :-)

AndieF said...

Hey, if you want, I can give you the materials for it. But I also understand that priorities too, so no worries if you have other stuff higher up!