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After President Henry B. Eyring's call for service, volunteer opportunities in Utah abound

Every holiday, Heather DeBusk of Salt Lake City gathers up her family and heads to the homeless shelter to dish up — depending on the occasion — hotdogs, mashed potatoes or pie. Desta Aure, 72, makes the trek from Sandy to Guadalupe Schools in Salt Lake City several times a week to help immigrant children with their English. Hal Farnsworth of Provo weaves hats in his spare time, delivering them to needy people living as close as his local homeless shelter and as far as Africa.

All three shared similar sentiments about their decisions to give of their time: "I want to help."

In a landmark address Saturday during the 181st General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Henry B. Eyring asked members to embrace community service -- the very sort of volunteer work that has come to define the lives of DeBusk, Aure and Farnsworth. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Mormon's welfare program this year, LDS people worldwide will be asked to participate in a "Day of Service."

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