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Mormon Helping Hands Assists Recovery From Severe Brazilian Rains

Heavy rains struck Brazil’s southeast area in Sao Paulo late Friday afternoon 22 February 2013 and forced more than 300 people out of their homes.

Brazil flood MHH7Mormons and their friends and neighbors worked together

Help was not delayed as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and friends and neighbors began helping flood victims through the organized effort of the Mormon Helping Hands (MHH) program.

Brazil flood MHH1Mud had to be removed from homes

The heavy rains caused landslides that blocked the roads linking the Santos region to the state capital. Volunteers, with their yellow vests, spared no effort. At the end of the day, the vests were brown from the mud.Brazil flood MHH6

Mormon Helping Hands help residents recover from flooded homes and businesses in southeast Brazil


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Latter-day Saints and their neighbors volunteered through Mormon Helping Hands to help Brazilians clean up after severe rains flooded homes

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Homes were covered with mud inside and out

Read more on the MHH efforts on the Brazil Mormon Newsroom website.

 
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