Japan: 4,000 Mormons give 40,000 hours

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In the wake of 9.0 magnitude earthquake and powerful tsunami in Japan, more than 4,000 Church members have given more than 40,000 hours of service, according to a Church welfare report.

The March 11 quake — the largest earthquake to ever hit Japan — displaced thousands, destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings and damaged the cooling functions at key nuclear plants in northern Japan, triggering fires and radiation leaks.

Almost three weeks after the disaster — which claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people — more than 17,000 people are still missing.

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