In recent news coverage of Church relief work in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, one TV news broadcaster said…“Of the relief forces descending on our flood-damaged city, it’s fair to say that none is bigger or more effective than the legions of volunteers bound by their Mormon faith.”
Houston – Missionaries from the Texas Houston South Mission engaged in Hurricane Harvey clean-up work take time to assist the Lutheran Village Church of Lacombe Louisiana. This ministry had come to help in the recovery by feeding the hungry regardless of who they are. Large “Free Food” signs facing Memorial Drive draw as many as 1,000 hungry souls a day.
The missionaries have worked very hard on cleanup and recovery for weeks. Both the Elders and Sisters removed floor covering, pulled off wallboard, swung hammers, rolled out wheelbarrows of debris, got messy and dirty, all to help those in need. They have truly been examples of loving your neighbor.
Houston – This weekend marks the beginning of the anticipated influx of Church volunteers to Houston, from areas not affected by flooding. Hurricane Harvey, possibly the most expensive natural disaster in US history, had a large impact on much of the Texas Gulf Coast.
Extremely well done and touching video about Hurricane Harvey, floods and people…
A Mormon Helping Hands crew from the Richmond 1 and 2 Wards works to muck out a home that experienced minor flooding. Thousands of homes in the Metro Houston area had multiple feet of contaminated flood water in them.
Crew members willingly labored and came from all walks of life…moms, dads, financial managers, doctors, teens, engineers…all willingly helped.
Former basketball players from across the United States joined their beloved coach Rick Sherley at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas. The occasion was the north gymnasium was renamed Rick Sherley Gymnasium in his honor. Over 200 players, school personnel, friends and family gathered at a reception and presentation marking Sherley’s 25 years as head basketball coach from 1977-2002.
“Dr. Sam” Arungwa drew one step closer to the realization of his dream of a free college degree in family history at a recent collaborative pilot event between Texas’ Prairie View A & M University (PVAMU) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Más de 150 voluntarios de los grupos juveniles de la zona de Houston, los sindicatos de labor y las congregaciones de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días se unieron para ayudar a limpiar y restaurar tres casas con necesidad de reparaciones importantes el sábado 22 de febrero. [Read more…]