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Church will donate $5.5 Million to COVID-19 relief centers

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it will donate $5.5 million to five COVID-19 relief centers. 

In a news release, church leaders said the faith is contributing to 280 relief projects related to the pandemic in over 80 countries. 

The five relief centers receiving aid from the church include: 

Convoy of Hope, based in Springfield, Ill., which distributes meals and relief supplies.
Feeding America, based in Chicago, a nationwide network of food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.
Partnership With Native Americans, based in Addison, Texas, will distribute food, water, and personal health products to reservations, mostly in the West. 
The Salvation Army, based in Alexandria, Va., will provide food, personal protective equipment, and hygiene items around the United States.
United Way, also based in Alexandria, supports a variety of relief efforts around the nation.

In the release, church officials said they are giving “food, hygiene products, personal protective equipment, medical equipment, cash, and other commodities” to these projects.

How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States