“Church Announces Working Relationship with Red Cross,” Ensign, May 1988, 94
In conjunction with the Red Cross presentation April 1, the Church announced a working relationship that was recently established with the Red Cross. The Church and the Red Cross have agreed to cooperate in providing assistance to victims of certain disasters in the United States and its possessions.
The working relationship between the Church and the Red Cross includes the following methods of cooperation:
—The Church will encourage its members to utilize appropriate training courses, including those offered by the Red Cross.
—Close liaison will be maintained between the Red Cross and the Church’s Welfare Services Department.
—Each organization will encourage its units to share surveys and data related to disaster incidents.
—Local Church officers will be encouraged to participate in cooperative predisaster planning with local Red Cross chapters.
—During disasters, a local Church official will be appointed to communicate and coordinate with the local director of the Red Cross disaster operation.
—Each organization will coordinate with the other to prevent unnecessary duplication of service during disaster assistance.