News Release

Kampot Province Villagers Grateful Recipients of Relief

Families Find Relief Through Humanitarian Efforts


It was a joyful day, when plans came to fruition, and families received relief for their beleaguered drought stricken villages of the Tuekchhou District of the Kampot Province. Such was the circumstance on that hot August morning, when 450 men, women and children gathered at the Ang Trey Pagoda, to receive emergency relief for their families.



Seeking to follow the example and admonition of the Savior to “care for the poor, the sick and the needy," members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contributed generous donations through its humanitarian arm - LDS Charities. 

The most desperate families were identified and notified by commune chiefs, who issued required documentation which recipients presented at the official ceremony, on the designated day to receive their much needed assistance.


Her Excellency, Min Chandeneth, Under Secretary of State, Cult of Religion, having been involved in the initial request and part of planning the event, traveled four hours from Phnom Penh as an official dignitary, to be on hand, to recognize the humanitarian effort and express gratitude to LDS Charities on behalf of the government and the recipients.



Additionally, Mr. Neak Sovannary, Governor of Tuekchhou District, spoke to the gathering, extending official gratitude in behalf of the province.

 Joy and gratitude were mirrored in each face of the humble recipients who understood that on this summer day, help and relief were delivered by the LDS Church to alleviate their suffering.

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