For the third year, a variety of community organizations are joining forces with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to hand out clothing and bedding free of charge to families in need.
This year’s event is expanded to three locations (up from two previously) including Farmington Hills, Roseville and Southfield.
Organizations like Farmington/Farmington Hills Neighborhood House, the Farmington Area Goodfellows, the Farmington Hills Senior Division and Farmington Public Schools are partnering with the LDS Church in the area to distribute approximately 30,000 pounds of clothing, coats, bedding and footwear donated and delivered to the Metro Detroit area by Deseret Industries, an arm of the Welfare Services group of the LDS Church.
The clothing distribution will be open to the general public on Saturday, October 19 at the following LDS Chapels:
· 16965 E 12 Mile Rd, Roseville, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· 23190 W 9 Mile Rd, Southfield, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· 33900 West 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“We seek to follow the example of Jesus Christ in caring for the poor and the needy,” said Ted Parsons, president of the Bloomfield Hills stake of the Church. “We know this desire to serve others is shared by many in the community, so we are excited to partner with these organizations again to offer some assistance to those in need.”
The Church’s Welfare Program began in 1936 to help Church members suffering from the devastating effects of the Great Depression in the United States. Today, that welfare program has expanded to all corners of the globe and assists people of all faiths.
The objective of the welfare program is to care for the needy while teaching principles that will help people become self-reliant and retain their self-respect. The program also provides all Latter-day Saints opportunities to serve, thus fulfilling the commandment Jesus Christ gave to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, take in the stranger, clothe the naked and visit the sick.
Funding for the welfare program is provided by donations from Church members, who go without two meals one Sunday a month and give the money they would have spent on food to help the needy.
Additional details about the Church welfare and humanitarian services are available here.
In addition to the free clothing, information on strengthening families and employment assistance will also be available at the Farmington Hills location. Printed materials will also be on hand.
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