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In this Nov. 13, 2013, Rick Foster, manager of North America Humanitarian Services with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks in an area in the Mormon church’s Welfare Square where it sells large cans and bags of oats, wheat, sugar, potato flakes and beans, in Salt Lake City. Many Mormons buy items from this center as they compile a three-month supply of food, while also storing away food that can last as long as 30 years. In Utah, storing away enough food and water in case of disaster, job loss or something worse is not just part of the fundamental teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it’s an idea that is increasingly catching on nationwide. And it’s also big business. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
As part of its ongoing efforts toward ending hunger, the Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation has proclaimed Nov. 14-20 as Sportsmen Against Hunger Week.
SALT LAKE CITY — Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church's Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there's a whole section with large plastic tubs with labels that read, "Deluxe survivor 700." Radio ads hawk long-term supplies of food with 25-year shelf lives.
A former Tempe peace activist has compiled a narrative history on efforts by Valley churches, pastors and others to help refugees from Central America during two decades when revolution and repression brought upheaval to their countries.
Clergy Corner: When we serve our fellow man, we also serve ourselves. When we reach out and use our talents and our time for the betterment of mankind, it gives us a feeling of connectedness and purpose.
East Valley students studying abroad learn about understanding and acceptance. East Valley businesses dealing with industry in foreign lands build economic bridges. East Valley companies donating goods such as medical supplies extend a humanitarian hand.
As Memorial Day is celebrated this weekend, it will hold different meanings for families across the nation and in the Grand Canyon State.
WASHINGTON - Struggling for U.N. support to forcibly disarm Saddam Hussein, Secretary of State Colin Powell said today the world should be concerned about Iraq's continuing development of deadly weapons.