Latter-day Saint Life

NBA All-Stars serve alongside Church leaders at bishops’ storehouse

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Elder Ronald A. Rasband chats with Indiana Pacers basketball player Buddy Hield as they sort and pack food donations at the Bishops’ Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City as part of the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

As Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Indiana Pacers basketball player Buddy Hield worked side by side packaging food boxes at the Bishops’ Central Storehouse, they talked about what they do and why they serve.

“He wanted to know, ‘What is an Apostle?’” Elder Rasband said. “So I was able to share with him about my calling, and he shared with me more about participating in the 3-point competition Saturday night.”

Hield is from the Bahamas—an area that has suffered from hurricanes and other natural disasters—and serving others in need is important to him.

“I do this back in the Bahamas, too,” Hield said. “Coming to Utah and being a part of the All-Star weekend, I’m glad that I was able to be a part of this service.”

The NBA All-Star game was Sunday, Feb. 19. Ahead of that, nearly 300 volunteers—including current and former NBA players, staff, families and guests—spent hours on Friday, Feb. 17, sorting and packing food donations and hygiene kits at the storehouse.

You can read more about the NBA Cares service project at the Bishops’ Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City on Church News.

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