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.
Mormons 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.
Mud 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.
Mormon Helping Hands help residents recover from flooded homes and businesses in southeast Brazil
Latter-day Saints and their neighbors volunteered through Mormon Helping Hands to help Brazilians clean up after severe rains flooded homes
Homes were covered with mud inside and out
Read more on the MHH efforts on the Brazil Mormon Newsroom website.