News Release

Auckland Latter-day Saints Support New Zealand Red Cross Efforts to Welcome Refugees

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mt Roskill, Auckland recently partnered with New Zealand Red Cross to prepare for the arrival of several refugees into New Zealand.

Latter-day Saints responded to a need identified by the Red Cross for bedding, kitchenware and other items to help set up and furnish homes for soon-to-arrive families and individuals.


Among the items donated by Auckland Latter-day Saints were new duvet covers, sheets, towels, clothing, electric jugs, toasters, rice cookers, sandwich makers, dinner sets and other kitchenware. 


Local Latter-day Saint leader, Joane Ball, said, “I felt really overwhelmed with the generosity shown by our sisters, who don't have a lot themselves, but are so willing to give. It felt good knowing that we were doing something for those who have suffered so much.”

She added, “I love this worldwide service project and the encouragement and opportunity we are being given to serve our brothers and sisters in need.”


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