Latter-day Saint Life

"We Will Never Forget the Charity of the Mormons": One Man's Emotional Response to Missionaries After Hurricane Harvey


After the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many Mormons stepped up at the opportunity to serve and their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.

President Hall of the Texas Houston South Mission told the story of a woman who called out, “I knew the Mormon's would come!” once she saw the yellow shirts of Mormon Helping Hands.

The Church’s Bishops’ Central Storehouse sent 18 trucks with supplies such as water, cleaning supplies, clothing, and hygiene kits to Houston and its surrounding areas.

Missionaries and volunteers with Mormon Helping Hands have been working tirelessly to muck out and clean up homes as well as provide needed relief. On September 2, 60,000 bottles of water arrived in Beaumont, a city East of Texas who’s water pumps broke because of flooding.

T.H.E. Times and Seasons blog shared a story of one of their neighbors who received assistance from the missionaries: “[he] came up to us with tears in his eyes and said, ‘I just have to tell you that I've been watching your church from afar for years and have loved what I've seen. It is an organization I've always admired. However, today you showed me first hand that you do, indeed, practice what you preach. We will never forget the charity of the Mormons.’”

Anyone who wants to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief can donate to the Church Humanitarian Fund.

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