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Mormons Meet in Mosques & Churches to Help Syrian Refugees with 140,000 Lbs. of Supplies

Members in six congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northern Virginia participated in a local drive to collect, sort and pack more than 4,100 boxes filled with thousands of blankets and coats weighing more than 124,000 pounds that filled seven large moving vans for Syrian refugees.

Collection sites were set up at 31 Mormon meetinghouses, Islamic centers and mosques and various Fairfax County government locations to gather coats and blankets for shipment to Turkey, which is currently home to an estimated 2 million Syrian refugees.

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