Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:00:00 -0700 |

During the era of the economic upheaval known as the Great Depression, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the formation of an innovative welfare program. In a 1936 Churchwide address, the “primary purpose [of the program] was to set up a system … where independence, industry and self respect be once more established amongst our people.”

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