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LDS Charities Teams Up with Local Partners for Successful Handover

Recently, LDS Charities (LDSC), the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in partnership with the Spinal Injury Association (SIA) of Fiji participated in a handover of mobility devices.


A 40-foot shipping container packed with wheelchairs and mobility devices destined for disabled persons in Fiji was unloaded by volunteers from the Church and SIA then delivered to the Tamavau Rehab unit for a handover ceremony.       

Dr. Pratima Singh, director, received the donation on behalf of Tamavua Rehab in Suva.

Tha handover was attended by local Church leaders, rehab employees and representatives from the Fiji Ministry of Social Welfare.

Speaking of the need for cooperation among charitable organisations, Elder Russel Perry, serving a humanitarian mission for the Church in Fiji with is wife, Sister Wendy Perry, said, "We cannot do this work alone. We need to work as a team to be successful."


Working with SIA of Fiji, LDSC is striving to improve services for the physically disabled and provide manual wheelchairs or walking aids that are appropriate to individual needs and circumstances.

LDSC partners with organisations such as SIA throughout the Pacific who understand the unique needs of the communities they serve and then assist to develop local solutions.

Watch a short video on LDS Charities Wheelchair Program.


Mormons believe that fostering self-reliance through the gift of mobility improves lives and strengthens the community.

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