A team of 19 church members from the local Wilmington Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently traveled to Eastern Kentucky to aid those inundated by the devastating flooding.
These “Helping Hands” volunteers were part of a massive effort involving members from over 200 congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, coming from central and western Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
At last report, about 2,800 volunteers had completed more than 27,000 hours of work.
These local church members from the Wilmington area brought their own tools and spent the last weekend in August clearing debris, shoveling mud, mucking out homes, removing damaged belongings and doing their best to provide hope and comfort.
Wilmington Ward Bishop Mike Millard was grateful for the ward members who gave their time, energy, and talents to help others.
“We mourn for those who have been impacted by the floods and strive to follow in the example of our Savior Jesus Christ and keep His commandments to love our neighbors,” he said.