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Who is Sharon Eubanks?

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As part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ethos, they run a humanitarian service that aims to provide help to people in conflict and disaster zones. An arm of the LDS humanitarian service is the LDS charities that was created in 1996 as a means of increasing the level of involvement the church had in various humanitarian effort that included providing relief and developmental support to needy populations. For the first time since its creation, LDS charities is head by a woman, Sharon Eubank.

Sharon Eubank who studied at Brigham Young University started her career as a legislative aid in the U.S senate with a focus on environmental issues and legislative policies. She joined LDS charities in 1998 and together with her team established seventeen employments offices. She was also responsible for the LDS welfare program that catered for the disabled more popularly referred to as the wheelchair donation program.  She was appointed regional director for LDS charities for the Middle East and North Africa and in 2011 she became the first woman to head the organisation as Executive Director.

LDs charities aims to provide emergency responses in time of need such as during conflicts, famine and disasters. The main purpose is to work with the local communities to come up with short term solutions that enables the local communities go through their ordeal. Most time the LDs emergency resources are often used to make this happen. The charity has been working in humanitarian domain for many years and in many countries around the world. It is mainly funded by donations from members and other donor organisations. Sharoneubankslds charities efforts are mainly geared towards helping women in distress situations. According to her, women are the most affected in times of distress as they don’t only have to take care of themselves but also of their family members. It is the aim of the organisation to directly benefit women and children affected by one disaster or another.

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