KSL: To The Rescue
How a call 'to the rescue' inspired Utahns in a year's worth of service to refugees
By Candice Madsen | Published on KSL.com on April 2nd, 2017
Reposted by TSOS, April 8, 2017 (Original post)
SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been one year since members of the LDS Church were called upon to reach out to refugees. See how this call to service has inspired many people to step outside their comfort zones to help those most in need.
A young woman, drawn to help in whatever way she could, set up a successful nonprofit organization that now provides thousands of pounds of needed items to those fleeing their dangerous homelands.
Some members have traveled to refugee camps to show compassionate care, while others serve closer to home helping in their own communities. It’s a movement that is gaining momentum — it’s a desire to help those who cannot help themselves.
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