Women Who Need Relief Provide Relief

Photograph by Dana Baker

A natural disaster like the tornadoes that hit Minnesota this summer can take everything a family has in minutes, but it only takes three minutes to assemble a kit of items that they would need to care for their basic hygiene.

On Saturday, September 25, the women of the Relief Society of the St Cloud Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ Christ of Latter-day Saints stood shoulder-to-shoulder to assemble 1250 hygiene kits to donate to the Humanitarian Services of the Church for distribution across the world.

The few bars of soap I gave—when pooled with toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand towels and combs—became something bigger than myself. That’s what I love about the cumulative work of the Relief Society.

While our family hasn’t been hit by any natural disasters, we’ve experienced intense physical and emotional stress. During these months, the only kit that has saved me is the one in which I forget my own trials and serve someone else.

In the doing, I build faith, strengthen my family and provide relief.

Did you view the General Relief Society Meeting on that same date?  Watch highlights here.


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1 Comment

  1. David
    Sep 30, 2010

    Service to others brings joy back to the individual. How true this principle is and how much it is needed in today’s world. Service is a refinement to one’s spirit and makes the world such a better place. We need the feeling of service more in every heart.

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