Friday, June 13, 2008

LDS stakes mobilize to help out flood victims in Indiana.

I've heard from a full-time church employee that the LDS church is organizing relief efforts to help victims of flooding in Indiana (and I presume the rest of the Midwest too) recover from the flood.

If you'd like to donate your labor, talk to your bishop or your stake leaders to join your stake's efforts in helping out.

If you'd like to contribute financially, include your donation on the "Humanitarian Aid" line of the church's donation slip (same form as used for tithing).

Update: Indiana is not the hardest hit area. Iowa has it much worse. I'm confident the church will be organizing volunteers in all the major disaster areas to help people recover from the floods and tornados.

Update: June 17th. Members have already started to help out cleaning up homes in Terre Haute in the western part of the state. The church has sent several truckloads of supplies and food to areas south of Indianapolis, but as of Sunday June 15th, work crews haven't actually gone in to south central Indiana as local civil authorities told church leaders that the situation isn't quite organized and assessed so as to receive volunteer clean-up labor yet. But they expect the needs to be assessed and recovery plans made and ready for volunteer labor by this weekend.

Note: LDS work crews can usually be identified by the yellow "LDS Helping Hands" vests that they wear.



At 6/18/2008 12:45:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I just wanted to wish everyone good luck with the protection efforts, and I hope you're doing alright in Indiana.

At 7/26/2008 10:19:00 AM, Blogger Weston Krogstadt said...

I wish I could have been there to help, that's wonderful.

At 8/01/2008 02:52:00 PM, Blogger Bartlett Family said...

I wanted to thank everyone who showed up and helped. It was great to be a part of it. It was nice to be able to help give comfort.


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