News Release

LDSC COVID-19 Relief Efforts Reach Grassroots Communities

LDSC donations are continually distributed to communities from Batanes in the North to Tawi-Tawi in the South.

Eight months since the start of the pandemic, the dreaded COVID-19 continues to threaten the health and safety of individuals and families. To help relieve the suffering of people across the world, Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, participated in the global response to the pandemic.

By far the largest humanitarian response ever by the Church, LDSC relief efforts have reached more than 130 countries, providing food, hygiene kits, and protective equipment to health care workers, government agencies, military, hospitals, and many other communities around the world.

In the Philippines, LDSC COVID-19 relief efforts have reached not only local government units, government agencies, and health institutions but also the local communities at the grassroots level.

Through its partners, The Philippine Navy Naval Reserve Command Multi-Sectoral Linkaging Committee Against COVID-19 and Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc., millions of families from different parts of the Philippines, have received hygiene kits that include face shields, bottles of isopropyl alcohol, and washable facemasks produced by Beehive Clothing Philippines.

Below are photos of the handovers and distributions of the needed protective equipment in communities from Batanes Island in the North all the way down to Tawi-Tawi Island in the South since May 2019 up to the present.

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