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As Donations Lag, Church Gives Aid

Church Donates $5,000 to the Salvation Army

Non-profits and charities receive many donations at the end of the year in correlation with Christmas. Come January, many of these organizations find themselves in a slump with a large reduction in their donations.

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Captain Eric Rudd, Salvation Army, Guam; Elder William H.K. Davis, LDS Area Seventy, Church Welfare and Self-reliance; Captain Kari Rudd, Salvation Army, Guam.© 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is always on the lookout for opportunities to aid these charities and non-profits.

The Church’s Micronesia Guam Welfare and Self-reliance department noticed an article in their local newspaper explaining how donations at the Salvation Army’s thrift store had dropped off significantly after the new year. To alleviate the lack of donations, the Church donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army, to help feed those in need. 

The Church believes in the two great commandments, the second of which is to love thy neighbor as thyself.  Church members not only give tithes but also offerings which make this kind of donation possible.  This donation will help restock the Salvation Army’s pantries to bless the lives of those in need.  All donated monies go to fill those pantries.  Clients from throughout the community of Guam seek assistance from the Salvation Army.

Captains Eric and Kari Rudd are the couple overseeing Guam’s Salvation Army organization. They have been on island for two years now this June. Kari explains “there are many that are hungry, and we serve the disenfranchised. We serve those in the margins. It is the mission of The Salvation Army to serve suffering humanity without discrimination.”

The Salvation Army cannot successfully help others without generous donations. The Church welcomes partnering with the Salvation Army and supporting their program to take care of the less fortunate. We feel this is a good partnership, where we can support what they do best. 

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