SALT LAKE CITY — In a new video released Tuesday, Bishop Gérald Caussé said COVID-19 pandemic-related relief aid provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to expand.
The church now has more than 630 humanitarian aid projects underway around the world in more than 130 countries, according to the video featuring Bishop Caussé, who is the church’s presiding bishop.
In the United States, the church has sent 15 additional truckloads per week of food and other commodities to food banks and other organizations around the nation. Each truckload provided enough food to feed 1,400 people for a week, he said.
The church also provided funding, trucks and other support for ProjectProtect, in which church members were among 50,000 volunteers who provided 900,000 hours of work to sew 5 million masks for Utah’s health care workers.
The faith’s pandemic relief efforts have expanded rapidly over the past few months.