November 1, 2012

Mormon Missionaries Lend A Helping Hand With Sandy


When I read the following news story, I got tears in my eyes. I love our missionaries! I can't help but love them when I currently have one serving a mission in Sweden. However, I knew that after Hurricane Sandy left her destruction, helping hands would quickly come to heal the wounds; more than 500 of them in yellow Helping Hands t-shirts!

"Local missionaries and leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent Wednesday giving aid to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Local Church leaders dispatched hundreds of missionaries, including more than 500 in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to storm-damaged neighborhoods to help residents.

"Mormon missionaries in the New York area helped to bail out flooded homes, remove trees from roofs and clear yards in the mission area, which includes Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. They first aided those with special needs, including elderly residents and those who needed access to power for medical devices. 

"Kevin E. Calderwood, president of the New York New York South Mission, said as missionaries and Church members went into communities to help, it quickly became a collaborative effort with neighbors wanting to work side by side to clear trees and debris. 

Go to this link for the rest of the story and pictures: MormonNewsroom.org

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