Available EditionsClose Window
« Global Newsroom
Close Window
News Story —  27 November 2012

Thousands of Mormon Volunteers Turn Out to Help Victims of Sandy Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Salt Lake City — 

Latter-day Saint volunteers from dozens of congregations spent Thanksgiving weekend helping families in New York and New Jersey neighborhoods impacted by Hurricane Sandy. More than 6,500 Mormons answered the call to serve their communities by cleaning out flood-damaged homes and treating them against mold.

To date, more than 21,000 Mormon volunteers have provided nearly 197,000 hours of service. Volunteers included missionaries and Church members from communities on the East Coast and as far away as Idaho and Utah.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided around 400,000 pounds of relief supplies so far, including food, water, blankets, hygiene kits, generators, pumps, tarps, cleaning supplies and fuel.

Local Church leaders continue to partner and coordinate relief efforts with local authorities, the American Red Cross and other relief organizations.

Members will continue helping with major cleanup efforts for the next several weeks.

Style Guide Note: When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online style guide.

 
 
Social Sharing Options
 
 

Recently posted to your Facebook Timeline: Learn More

 
Disable All Facebook Sharing

By proceeding, you agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Additional Resources

Related Topics

Mormon Helping Hands

Mormon Helping Hands

The Mormon Helping Hands program brings together Mormons and their neighbors to provide community service. These volunteers in their trademark yellow shirts help people whose lives have been affected by natural disasters and other emergencies.

Read More »
Humanitarian Aid and Welfare Services Basics: How Donations and Resources Are Used

Humanitarian Aid and Welfare Services Basics: How Donations and Resources Are Used

When the multimillion-dollar Teton Dam disaster struck Idaho in 1976, a force of 45,000 Latter-day Saints was deployed almost overnight to provide emergency relief.

Read More »
More Topics ►