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While Irma Raged, 11,000 Mormon Volunteers Worked to Save Texas Homes

by | Sep. 12, 2017

Mormon Life

Thousands of Mormon Helping Hands volunteers are working against the clock to save the homes of those affected by Hurricane Harvey before potentially deadly black mold sets in. 

Irma went after Florida, but Harvey is still trying to kill Texans.

Deadly black mold threatens lives and will destroy thousands of Harvey-ravaged homes within days if they aren’t cleaned out quickly. On Saturday and Sunday, more than 10,000 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers mucked out the homes of anyone who asked.

"Our chance to save people’s homes is in the first 30 days," said Elder J. Devn Cornish, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "After about a month, the studs in houses rot, and renovating a house is no longer an option. The house is lost."

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