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Helping Hands removes 70 tons of trash from Dominican beaches

On September 15, 2012, more than 4,000 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers helped to clean beaches throughout the Dominican Republic. Equipped with bags, gloves, and a willingness to serve, the participants gathered to 26 different areas to remove trash from the coast. The final result was the removal of more than 70 tons of trash from Dominican beaches, rivers, and lakes.

Missionaries and members dressed in yellow vests to celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup Day and worked alongside several nonprofit organizations, local government officials, schools, and small companies.


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