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The LDS Church emphasized its commitment to helping those battling addiction with a recent gift to Salt Lake City's Adult Detoxification Center.

The Church issued a 200-thousand dollar challenge grant to help pay for the Salt Lake City facility's first expansion and remodel in 26 years.

The donation will allow the Volunteers of America facility to take in more people and house more individuals looking for help toward sobriety.

Most who receive help at the center are homeless, or are sent there by police officers or staff at hospital emergency rooms.

LDS Charities director Sharon Eubank told the Church News that substance abuse and addiction are challenges facing the entire community and quote, "the issues that are dealt with at the center touch every family."

In order to receive the full grant, the Volunteers of America must match the total through donations from the community.

CLICK HERE to contribute or for more information on becoming a Volunteers of America volunteer.

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