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30 Million People Need Prosthetic Limbs
Her life changed at 15 years of age when—in front of her home in Santa Domingo—a car lost control and accidentally ran her over. This tragic car accident left Mayerlinth Reyes with a completely different state of life.
A Haven from Gang Violence—The Compton Junior Posse Equestrians
In the Compton Junior Posse, the kids can ride and take care of horses, but they have to be doing well in school in order to participate.
Aids Clinic – Fighting for Others
In the 1980s, countless Romanian orphans were infected with the HIV virus through blood transfusions, vaccinations, and immunizations in hospitals. Dan was one of those orphans. Now a grown man, he was the only survivor among his friends.
Always Something to Give – The Coconut Farmer
In November 2013, the strongest typhoon ever recorded slammed into the Philippines. The opportunities to help each other along created a beautiful silver lining around an otherwise terrible tragedy.
Baptists and Mormons Working Together: Tutoring Struggling Kids in Los Angeles
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a local Baptist church have teamed up to help tutor kids from struggling communities and families in Los Angeles.
Be a Sincere Friend
Fatou, a refugee from Ivory Coast, and Toni share a love for cross-country running and develop a friendship far beyond the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
A story of service at a greenhouse project in Bolivia
Crocheting for a Difference
Ellen wanted to find a way to give back. She began crocheting toys to donate to the Idaho Falls humanitarian center.
Escaping Poverty—Community Chicken Project
A Haitian community began a humanitarian project that offered chickens, supplies, and training to participants so that they could start their own business. Working has given Lucienne a new sense of hope and purpose.
Feeding the Refugees in Beirut
When Antoinette was a young girl, her parents taught her to take care of those in need by giving them food and a place to stay. Her father told her that some day she should open a free restaurant for the hungry.
Giving All for Refugees in Kurdistan
Dr. Nemam is a native of Kurdistan, a land torn apart by war. She was working in Sweden when she heard news that her people were suffering, so she decided to return and offer any help she could.
Helping Babies Breathe
A story of service involving reviving babies at birth.
Helping Refugees in Iraq – The Mayor of Howesk
“We are not perfect, but we love helping others, because we know this is an emergency, and people in hard situations should show who they really are and be good to one another,” says the mayor.
I Was a Stranger—Invite a Refugee to Dinner
Milan and her daughters are refugees from Bhutan. Michelle and her family meet them and invite them over to cook dinner together and learn about each other’s culture.
Idaho Falls Community Sees Miracles as They Serve
At the Idaho Falls Humanitarian Center, people like you dedicate their time and talents to helping others each week. While making quilts, toys, and crochet bereavement outfits for babies, the volunteers themselves feel loved and lifted.
Making a Difference to Orphans with HIV
Orphans is Romania received blood transfusions in the 1980s to make them stronger—but the blood was actually infected with HIV. Through the use of a single syringe, the virus was passed along from one child to another.
Preserving Sight for the Homeless: Running a Free Clinic in Romania
Dr. Grecu is an ophthalmologist who volunteers his expertise at a social clinic in Romania. The doctors at the clinic help with small things that improve the lives of their patients.
Providing for the Refugees in Lebanon
Refugees who fled from violence in Syria to peace in Lebanon are still facing serious challenges. There are no jobs for the adults and no schools for the children. Many are going without daily necessities.
Rebuilding Lives after Typhoon Yolanda
In 2013, the Philippines was devastated by the strongest typhoon ever recorded. The surge of service, love, and hope that followed, however, was even stronger.
Refugee Baby Shower: Giving One Family a New Start – Give Back by Mormon Channel
A relief society decides to heed the call from the first presidency to help refugees by throwing a refugee mother a baby shower.
Rescuing Refugees in Kurdistan
Refugees from Mosul in Northern Iraq were given a place to live when two brothers gave up their houses to 23 families.
Reward and Motivate Academic Success
Children at a local elementary school are able to earn roadrunner tickets for good behavior and academics. They are then able to use those tickets to purchase items from an incentive store once a month.
Saving Children – Measles Vaccination
When she lost her baby boy to a preventable disease, Helen knew she had to do something to save others from similar tragedy.
Scout Troop Learns that Helping Refugees is as Easy as Riding a Bike - Give Back By Mormon Channel
A local Boy Scout troop teamed up with the IRC to build bikes for refugees in need of better transportation. It turned out to be a bonding experience that the boys would never forget.
Service in Ethiopia
One woman shares how she is giving back in her refugee community in Ethiopia.
Serving the Community - Immunization Awareness
Providing so many people with vaccinations for deadly diseases like measles seems like an impossible task. That doesn’t stop Gaylene from doing her part in her community.
Smiling Faces In Sierra Leone - Donating Wheelchairs
Malagie Bundor of Sierra Leone, has spent his life with Spina Bifida. Given the skills to build his own wheelchair and wheelchairs for others you can’t help but see how proud it makes him feel.
Syrian Refugee - “The moment I was shot I knew I would never walk again”
With millions impacted by the Syrian civil war that broke out in 2011 many have fled for safety and refuge. Watch and listen to Nadia’s story; A 12 year old Syrian refugee child, who while fleeing Syria, was shot in the back and paralyzed.
Teaching English to Refugees
When looking for service opportunities, Kerry Porter discovered that she could use her few spare hours during the week to teach English at a local refugee center.
Teaching Self-Reliance in Haiti
The people of Haiti endure unemployment, sickness, hunger, and more. Some have found hope, however, thanks to a special project that gives them the means to live happier, healthier lives.
War in Sierra Leone – Saved from the Rebels
War devastated Sierra Leone for over 10 years. Rebels were killing civilians, civilians who weren’t killed had no food, and the road to freedom was blocked. Survivors Abie and Mohammad Turay are proof that God lives and loves His children.
Water Well in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is in the midst of a water crisis. Listen to this Sierra Leonean woman tell her story of water crisis and how the people in her village were able to build a well and receive clean, healthy water.
Water for Laputa
LDS Charities helps a town in the DR Congo get clean water. Men from the village dug a trench by hand to bring the water from the mountain to the people. It took them 1,000 days.
Welcome to America: Giving Refugees New Hope with Household Goods
The Welcome to America project is a nonprofit in Phoenix that brings donated goods to refugees’ homes and helps them start their new lives.
“A Tree Is Life”: Planting Trees in Haiti for Future Generations
One Haitian man wanted to plant more trees, so he connected with the local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“I Call Her My Church Mommy.” How mentors benefit refugees—Give Back by the Mormon Channel
When Chantal and her family were relocated from Africa to the United States, they felt a culture shock. What made the most difference for Chantal was having adults who were willing to be mentors for her.
“I Thank God That Our Paths Crossed”—Ending Blindness in Premature Newborns
LDS Charities donated equipment to Dr. Vatavu to assist her in preventing blindness in premature babies in Bucharest, Romania. She comes to love these families and cherishes her ability to help them.