Mormons help clean up after floods in Owego, N.Y.

by | Nov. 21, 2011

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assembled nearly 400 members and friends from several cities in central New York at Owego, N.Y., on Sept. 17, 18 and 24 for a massive cleanup effort to more than 150 homes in Owego, Binghamton, Conklin, Endicott, Kirkwood, Lounsberry, Tioga Center and Nichols, N.Y., all in the Owego New York Stake.

Included in the cleaning were the Tioga County Museum and Historical Society Building in Owego and a large farm at Nichols. The volunteers, ranging in age from teens to seniors in their 60s and 70s, worked from early morning until late afternoon. They removed mud from homes, garages and barns. They hauled buckets of mud up narrow stairways in darkened basements and worked together to carry mud to the street with smiles on their faces.

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