Where do those contributions to the Mormon Church go?
One of those crass careless characters in the news said it didn’t count when Mitt Romney contributed money to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mouthy Maher said Romney’s contributions to the Mormon church only go to Mormons and he should have given his money to a charity — donations for apolitical, benevolent causes. He should do some fact-checking before mouthing off, because he doesn’t know anything about Mormon Charities. And Mitt Romney isn’t going to brag about it. Our donations help many people inside our faith and outside our faith.
Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism taught that we are “to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all.”
“Much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not Mormon. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. Many of these countries have few to no Mormons, but are also non-Christian.“Mormon.org
Immunizations – Ministries of health and the World Health Organization have immunized over 700 million people for measles. Church financial contributions and help from 59,000 local Church volunteers supported campaigns in 35 countries since 2003.
Vision Care –The Church provides training, equipment, and supplies to assist local eye care professionals and programs. Since 2003, over 550,000 people have benefitted from Church vision projects throughout the world.
Neonatal Resuscitation Training – The World Health Organization estimates that 1 million newborns die each year of breathing difficulties. The Church provides a train-the-trainer program for resuscitation skills and resuscitation equipment to doctors, nurses, and midwives.