Over 500 Latter-day Saints and community members, young and old, joined forces the third week of February and broke out the chainsaws to provide relief to nearly 400 elderly and homeowners with disabilities. Destructive ice storms in the southeast during February left more than 30,000 homes in the Augusta area without power. Trees and branches were strewn about all over the landscape.
Working with the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center, volunteer efforts were coordinated by Augusta Georgia Stake President David R. Squires, with the stake’s 12 wards.
“Christians serve,“ said President Squires. “We work together with people of all faiths to strengthen our families, communities and nation. A natural catastrophe such as this can bring out the best in people as they work together to serve those in need.”