Major Service Day Planned in Brazil

On October 12, Mormons in Brazil will celebrate 10 years of the Mormon Helping Hands program in their country by participating in massive, country-wide service projects. It's expected that over 100,000 Mormons and their friends will work side by side during the National Volunteer Action Day.

brazilhelpinghands.jpgThe Mormon Helping Hands program took root in South America and has since been adopted worldwide. Dressed in their trademark yellow T-shirts, the volunteers can be found giving needed service in countries throughout the world. Projects range from painting public buildings to assembling hygiene kits to cleaning up after natural disasters. One of the keys to the success of the program is that it gives those with a strong desire to serve in the community an organized opportunity to do so. (A Mormon Helping Hands Newsroom story posted last year links to various examples of projects in several countries.)

A few Helping Hands projects in Brazil have already taken place in advance of the October 12 volunteer day.

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