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Mormons uniquely ready to respond to disasters like Sandy

Mormons are among the many faith-based organizations who've pitched in to assist in the post-Sandy relief effort. More than 5,000 are expected to volunteer this weekend in areas affected by the storm. Members say the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's tradition of preparedness has helped mobilize both volunteers and supplies quickly.

Elder Jeffrey Olson of New Jersey, is an organizer for Helping Hands, the church’s community service and relief program.

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