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Published: Thursday, March 17 2011 2:43 p.m. MDT

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Gosh-DUH
Burlington, CT

Does anyone know if the LDS church is accepting funds specifically for the recent tragedies in Japan? in the links to the other charities giving help to the Japanese people in need, funds can be directed specifically to that need.

barbararidinglowe
Goshen, UT

I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is doing the best they can to protect the missionaries and help the people in Japan. The patients and peaceful attitude of the Japanese people at this time of disaster sets a good example for our and other nations. I pray that the Lord will bless, help and comfort them in their needs.

raybies
Layton, UT

gosh: there's a space for comments on the online donation form at the church's official humanitarian aide web site (google search "LDS humanitarian aid Japan" and eventually you'll find the donation form), but as articles from the church explain, all donations go into a general fund, that are then parceled out as deemed feasible by the church and its ability to work with the governments of said disaster sites. This is often due to the fact that despite ample ability to give, too many donations unorganized can cause a crisis in and of itself. Last thing you want is to send in a bunch of aid that can't be used or causes more problems than the need it was intended to solve.

reenie72
Sierra Vista, AZ

The Church has announced in writing that members who want to contribute to Japan should make donations to the Humanitarian Fund.

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