“Aid Brings Hope to City in Iraq,” Ensign, Jan. 2009, 79
After a hot Iraqi summer filled with drought, dust storms, and devastating suicide bombings in Tal Afar, Iraq, a timely donation to local elementary schools gave students new school supplies and hope for the future.
The effort was the result of a large donation by the Church. More than 3,000 boxes of school supplies, baby clothes, hygiene kits, and toys were donated, helping the local children prepare for the new school year and aiding many of their families as well. The school supplies included notebooks, pencils, scissors, and a bag for the children’s schoolbooks.