Latter-day Saint Life

The Incredible Way One LDS Woman Is Helping Refugees Trapped in Freezing Conditions in Greece


What an inspiring story of how one Latter-day Saint saw a need and decided to make a difference.

A rare snow storm and freezing temperatures forced the cancellations of flights and shut down roads, but it didn't stop Hayley Smith and her team of volunteers from racing to gather aid for refugees stuck on Greek islands.

Thanks to generous donations — many of which came from Utah — Smith's non-profit Lifting Hands International (LHI) was able to buy desperately needed items like sleeping bags and tents.

This is just one of countless missions LHI has carried out over the past year.

"It's been really hard to see all the suffering that I've seen," Smith said, walking along the snow-covered sea shore in Thessaloniki where her Greek team of volunteers is based.

She has seen and heard a lot.

Lead image from KSL
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