News Release

MerseyAid Supported by Liverpool Women

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a long established women’s organisation, “The Relief Society”, which has a very simple and profound motto – “Charity Never Faileth”. The members of the Relief Society, from several congregations in the Liverpool area, decided to respond to encouragement given by Church leaders to reach out and help refugees.

Working in collaboration with MerseyAid, a charity that is dedicated to helping refugees around the world, an event was organised to prepare hygiene packs for women in the Syrian refugee camps. Prior to the event, the participants were invited to gather together items that would be placed in the zip lock bags. These items included toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other essentials.

The response was beyond what anyone had expected with 242 packs being assembled. One kind donor handed in 400 toothbrushes and 400 tubes of toothpaste meaning that there were some left over that were donated to a Wigan Shelter, Warrington YMCA and Warrington Women’s Refuge. Carol Bass, leader of the Warrington Relief Society said, “I can't imagine how pleased these women and children will be to receive what we take for granted every day, but what they are desperately in need of.”

The hygiene packs were delivered to a warehouse in Huyton, Liverpool, prior to being sent to Syria.

All of the church congregations in the Liverpool area have various ongoing service projects that will help to emphasise that “Charity Never Faileth”.

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