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Latter-day Saints in New South Wales Continue Their Support of Local Charitable Organisations

For the Macarthur Australia Stake (group of congregations) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the local charitable organisations that it assists, these times present unique challenges.

Morgan Jones, president of the stake, said, "I felt it was still important that we support the wonderful charities that we normally help at this time of year."  He decided to personally visit each of the six charities and gift each group with a donation and some goodies. 

 Lyn Townsend, of Shining Stars Foundation, expressed how vital donations are to help those struggling financially when so many people have lost jobs.

Representatives from the other five organizations, We Are Community, Turning Point Ministries, Campbelltown Ghost Scouts, Community Links and EASTWORKS were grateful for the financial assistance from members of the Church which allows them to continue their work.


The contributions did not stop there. All wards (congregations) responded to a request to provide additional goods and hampers to the community organisations.

Shane Anderson, Bishop of the Camden Ward, remarked how good it was to see members react so promptly to the opportunity to give back.

Each of the six organisations are led by people who have the passion and desire to help and empower people through tough times.

Barry Dalton, of EASTWORKS (prison fellowship), stated, “Our work is motivated by the second great commandment to love your neighbour as yourself.”

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