Why Some Mormons in Jacksonville Wore Jeans and T-shirts to Church

“If God hadn’t answered my prayers, I don’t know what I would have done,” Kay Wheeler said, watching the workers in her backyard wrap up their two-hour effort. “I’m so thankful — you don’t know how thankful I am.”

Kay Wheeler was reading the Bible Sunday morning, inside the brick rambler she’s called home for a quarter-century, just a block away from the St. John’s River. She had lost power for several days when Hurricane Irma — by then downgraded to a tropical storm — hit Jacksonsville, as fallen trees and limbs enveloped her house, knocking down wires and fences and the like.

With her husband battling gout in his knee and having been at the hospital just two days earlier, Wheeler had cleaned up the front yard by herself. But she sought a little divine intervention to finish the rest.

Help arrived — and it collectively wore yellow Mormon Helping Hands T-shirts.

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