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For week ended September 05, 1999 Posted 19 Sep 1999

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Ogden UT Standard-Examiner 4Sep99 C7
LDS faithful keep saving

When it comes to the unexpected, Mormons are ready for the worst, even for such dire events as Y2K, widespread power outages, and food shortages. LDS church members were even prepared for the recent tornado in Salt Lake City.

According to news reports, within 30 minutes after a tornado struck downtown Salt Lake City on Aug. 11, Mormon volunteers were out directing traffic, checking neighborhoods and cleaning up debris.

The Mormon church developed its own welfare services plan in 1936, which includes advising members and their families to become self-reliant in such areas as financial and resource management, home, food, and clothing.

The church continues to recommend that members avoid debt and to save during times of plenty for times of need. That includes the storing of a year's supply of food, clothing and fuel.

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