Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are partnering with other nonprofit organizations to provide flood relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Dallas, Texas, and surrounding areas.
Mormons in the area are also volunteering to evacuate people and provide temporary shelter. Church leaders have offered the use of Church buildings. At least three meetinghouses have been used to temporarily shelter evacuees. One building is being used as an operations center for ongoing boat rescues from flooded neighborhoods. Hundreds of Mormon Helping Hands volunteers are expected in Corpus Christi on Saturday for cleanup efforts.
As conditions will allow, missionaries throughout the region are beginning to help at local shelters. As floodwaters recede and larger community cleanup efforts begin, missionaries will join in those efforts.
Nine trucks filled with supplies from the Church’s Bishops’ Central Storehouse and Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City have arrived or are on their way with water; hygiene kits; food, including fresh milk; cleaning supplies; clothing; diapers and wipes. One additional truck will also be sent to Houston.
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