What a colossal mess. Those sister missionaries were blessed to get out alive.
I'm so glad the LDS church and the Salvation Army are in a position to give
This sounds very positive. Peace on Earth; Good will to all men.
This is a very fine gesture, by a very generous individual who we should honor
and respect.One might ask, given the large Muslim population in the
Philippines, what the various Islamic charities around the world are doing to
help ALL in need in the Philippines, or even their fellow Muslims.
So how much of the money goes to the Philippines?
Does anyone know if the funds were matched?
Lets not forget the work of Catholic Charities and the Red Cross as well. Would
be interesting to see the final dollar figure donated by each.
Not sure if the headline matches the story. The headline infers that the muslim
donor will match the Church's contribution, but the story says he will
match the member's contribution given in this window of opportunity and not
consider donations via regular tithing slip to humanitarian fund.So
I guess it is a chance to dig a little deeper for a good cause.
What a wonderful thing this anonymous donor is doing. Congratulations to the
Islamic community in general, and specifically this donor for reaching out to
others in this devastating time of need. I only hope we all can be as
empathetic and generous and give whatever amount we can––only if
even $1––so that others can recover from this tragedy. I sincerely
believe that when we give anything, on a spiritual or energetic level, not only
are others blessed, but we and our families, our communities, are blessed as
well. Thank you for this inspiration.
Islam has a great tradition of charitable giving as do Christians. I think it is
a wonderful gesture to come together to help relieve suffering.
@DN subscriber the Islamic society of Utah has raised over 10,000 dollars
so far it just doesn't get plastered all over the DN every time they do
We pray every day for the Philippine people that they will find shelter, food
and hopefully someday soon peace in lieu of the fear they are experiencing.
Thank goodness for all the thousands of people who are helping in every way.
What a tragedy.. I cry everytime I think of the many that died and those who
were wounded physically and mentally. We all need to pray for them and help
where we can.
Awesome! Pretty sure the article said the deadline is Friday and to take
donations to Zion's Bank. I love reading stories about ALL religions (and
yes, I am LDS). This isn't a contest, people, relax, it's just a
really incredible story about the generosity of humankind in the wake of
tragedy. Thank you, all, who are seeing the need and doing something to help!
Strider 303One can readily agree - headline confusion after reading the
content of the story.
spring street, you think the Mormon church publicizes ever 10 thousand dollar
charitable donation? Nope. And I'm not even Mormon
Great gesture but as one poster pointed out many people and organizations of
many faiths have donated. God Bless them all.
It is far beyond me how any comment here can in any way disparage a donation to
help. For heaven's sake. Every one of us should be donating money,
wherever we feel most comfortable doing so, but doing so for sure.
I went to donate at the Zion's Bank in Rexburg today and they didn't
know anything about it!
JSB,We had a similar problem a few years back. It turns out that
many times these accounts are only readily available when donors come into
branches in a specific geo region. Try again, this time let them know that the
fund is being collected primarily in Utah and see if they can't find the
account that way.
I'm sure those involved with getting this story in the paper meant well --
and it certainly deserves press, but the headline and construction of the story
are very odd. I think they were shooting for a "Hey clueless anti-Muslim
people, check out the fact that a local Muslim is willing to match local
contributions even if they come from people who might be LDS ... oh, and by the
way, LDS emergency relief services is also doing some totally separate
relief" and I guess that could be a feel-good story but I feel a bit
insulted as a reader at the idea that the particular religions involved should
be quite so fascinating as featured facts. Furthermore, trying to make that the
headline is massively confusing. A more clear headline would be "Local
Non-Profit Group promises Matching Funds to community donations for Filipino
typhoon relief at Zion's Bank" with clear instructions in the article
as to how to contribute. The potential LDS membership of many of those that
might contribute from the community seemed oddly shoehorned into this story --
even awkwardly for the DesNews where I expect (and often enjoy reading) a lot of
@chris band you would be an expert on what they do and do not publicize
how exactly? It does seem from a casual observation that they tout their
contributions on a regular basis which is fine we are glade they make them
however DN sub clearly implies the Muslim community does not do much of anything
which between this man and the Islamic Society of Utah is clearly not the case.
People who hate Muslims at large are wrong wrong wrong. First off, hate violates
an innate tenet of Christianity and Judaism. Second, Muslims are not all
terrorists. Thanks to a beautiful person who happens to follow his/her Muslim
I'm not sure what this is supposed to prove but ok.jpg. At least aid is
going to those who are suffering and in need.