Story written by Vivian Campos
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing supplies for refugees in Europe.
Elder M. Russell Ballard, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, went to support the partnership between the Church and international humanitarian organizations, according to Mormon Newsroom.
Elder Ballard visited a refugee shelter in Berlin, Germany, and two sites on the Greek island of Lesbos, according to Mormon Newsroom.
The Church is working with organizations such as UNICEF, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Malteser Germany, the Crisis Management Center of the Republic of Macedonia, Catholic Relief Services, Medici per i Diritti Umani and the International Medical Corps, according to Mormon Newsroom.
The Church committed to donate $5 million to immediately help displaced families, according to Mormon Newsroom.
“We’ve seen the great, wonderful open hearts of the German people,” Elder Ballard said according to Mormon Newsroom. “I love that the first words they said to us were, ‘These are our guests.’ That’s a great message for the whole world.”