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Florida Newspaper Features Over 1,500 Mormons Helping in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

I love this beautiful summary that Bishop George Amyradakis gave about who we are as a Church: "That's just basically one of the core beliefs that we have is that we're all children of God. We're all here to help each other. This is why we do this, just to help our fellow brethren who may be in some need."

Carolyn Lowell lives by herself in South Daytona, but she was not alone in cleaning up in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

More than 1,200 people from Lowell's church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, came from the Orlando-metro area to the aid of Lowell and other Volusia County residents on Sunday. For the 83-year-old Lowell, the church's help at her Lantern Drive home included fixing a leak in her Florida room and bringing her gas for a generator.

“I know that we can rely on them, because when anything bad like this happens they all join together and they go out in the communities ... and try to help everyone that they can possibly help," she said.

Lead image from Daytona Beach News Journal.
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