To assist victims of the devastating recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean, volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), joined with The Salvation Army to sort and pack donations items at The Salvation Army’s Emergency Services Center in Aurora.
Through well-established existing ties between The Salvation Army and the LDS Church in Denver, LDS volunteers were able to quickly fill service needs. In the past, members of the LDS Church and The Salvation Army have worked together on a variety of service projects. Given the familiarity between organizations, volunteer coordinators utilized clear pathways to quickly respond to hurricane disaster relief efforts from Denver.
Recognizing the timely service response of LDS Church volunteers, Ana Turner, Director of Volunteer Services for The Salvation Army’s Intermountain Division shared: “[The] LDS [response] is amazing! They did such a terrific job! In just 3 hours, they helped pack and sort over 4,200 donations. [The day before], we had over 10,500 donations packed and sorted.”
In the spirit of unity, the LDS Church is thankful to The Salvation Army and all other supporters of the Denver hurricane donation drive for the opportunity to provide needed service to hurricane victims living across the country.