Mormon Mom Visits Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims as Cinderella

by | Sep. 08, 2017

Mormon Life

Here's one creative way a Mormon mom served the victims of Hurricane Harvey, offering all she could to bring smiles to children's faces. “A lot of people had trucks, they had boats, and they were going around rescuing people,” Mary Mecham said. “I don’t have a truck, I don’t have a boat and I was trying to figure out . . . ‘What can I do?"

Mary Mecham makes a great Cinderella with her blue gown, pearl necklace and elbow-length gloves. But far from attending balls and traveling by pumpkin, Mecham had something far more important to do, of late.

“I went around to 15 different shelters and tried to cheer up the kids,” she said. “If you just lost your homes, then you could probably use a bit of magic, right?”

A Houston native and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mecham wanted to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts after the tropical storm left 40 to 52 inches of water in southeast Texas and Louisiana. The only trouble was, she wasn’t quite sure how to do it.

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