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New York Saints help woman achieve her dream

Members of the Rochester and Palmyra New York stakes recently put "love thy neighbor as thyself" to the test by raising $50,000 in just three months to help an inner-city Rochester, N.Y. woman get a home of her own.

In addition to the financial help given, more than 100 members of the two stakes donated their labor to build a home for Kharlene Williams through Flower City Habitat for Humanity.

"The most rewarding part of any experience in which brothers and sisters engage in activities which do not have personal gain as their central purpose is the enlarging of hearts which allow a new vision of humanity to emerge," said Palmyra New York Stake President Jeffrey Clark. "It happened on the top of Mount Crumpit; it happened on Jay Street." (Mount Crumpit is the mountain above Whoville in the Dr. Seuss book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In the end, the Grinch had a change of heart.)

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