On November 15th, 2011, Senator Hatch submitted Senate resolution 323 “Recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Welfare Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the significant impact of the Welfare Program in the United States and throughout the world in helping people in need“
This type of service is not unusual within the LDS church. For example, last October the Sachse Ward (congregation) did their own service project by helping Sachse City clean up Heritage Park. For the last three years they have also done the 12 days of Christmas anonymously for a needy family within the area.
The LDS church’s headquarters in Salt Lake, UT responded to this Senate’s recognition by releasing their own new story about the resolution, as well as to note it’s recent “day of service” to commemorate the 75th anniversary, noting that “members have participated in various service projects around the world organized by local church leaders”.
The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) also had an event on Mormonism and Politics, that may be helpful to those wanting additional information about what Mormon’s generally believe from a Political perspective.