Salt Lake City Utah USA
Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of the Church, presented the donation to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and International Rescue Committee (IRC), two organizations that are helping refugees build new lives in communities across the U.S.
The $1.25 million contribution to the USCCB will help welcome and assist newly arrived refugees in 80 diocesan resettlement offices throughout the country. The $750,000 donation to the IRC will provide similar services for displaced refugee families in their initial months of resettlement in 29 cities across the nation.
“I am extremely grateful to Bishop Waddell and the LDS Church for the support of Migration & Refugee Services,” said Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration. “Together, as people of faith, we know that refugees desperately need our help — and this generosity allows us to serve many more.”
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