Members of the Tallahassee Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined more than 2,000 other volunteers in Louisiana this past weekend (Sept. 17-19) as Hurricane Ida relief efforts continued for the third week.
At the core of beliefs held by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a willingness to serve other people. The Church’s Helping Hands program is the fulfillment of that belief. Lane Wright, left, and Josh Matson of Tallahassee team up in cutting a downed tree. Whenever a hurricane or other natural disaster occurs, Helping Hands volunteers don those ubiquitous yellow t-shirts and head off to points in the Southeast to render service to those in need. “It’s Christian faith put into action,” said Mark Llewellyn, a leader in the [...]
Church members from Tallahassee area join Helping Hands effort DAPHNE, AL -- James Johnston, a police officer in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is usually on the giving end of assistance to the public. Saturday and Sunday, relief workers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Helping Hands program were at his home, clearing trees and doing general cleanup – and he found himself on the receiving end of community service. Members of congregations in Tallahassee, Thomasville, Cairo, Quincy, Crawfordville, Madison, and Perry spent the weekend in Daphne. FIRST RESPONDER - Gulf Shores, Alabama [...]