The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to support the homeless in Salt Lake City Utah, according to Deseret News. The church announced that they will give $10 million to help construct new housing in the city.

“Homelessness affects all sectors of our communities,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of the LDS Church “Around the world, we join hands and hearts with dozens of partners engaged in alleviating suffering in their respective communities, and in the process we point people toward greater self-reliance.”

According to news reports the church had already donated $52 million over the past decades to nine groups that have the similar mission.

“I’m thrilled by the generosity,” said Janell Fluckiger, executive director of Shelter the Homeless. “It shows great faith in the collective work done in this community over the past three years to address these issues. I have gratitude for the gift, and I’m grateful for the recognition of the work and their desire to support it and be part of it.”

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Josh Flores is a writer for Moroni Channel. He studies commercial law at De La Salle University and served his mission in Japan.
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