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LDS missionaries get love from New York community affected by Hurricane Sandy

After working thousands of hours in homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy, missionaries from the New York New York South Mission marched in the 38th annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 2.

The crowds in the Rockaways—a community still recovering from the disaster—went wild; their “little yellow army of happiness” had returned to a hero’s welcome.

Donning the yellow Mormon Helping Hands vests they wore in the weeks after the disaster, the missionaries marched along the parade route carrying a huge sign: “We Love You Rockaways.”

Crowds on the parade route hurriedly made their own signs: “We love the Mormon Helping Hands.”

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