Something that leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as “the Mormons“) have stressed throughout the last century is the need to be prepared for disasters or other unforeseen events. Not only do we need to have our own homes and affairs in order, but we also need to be prepared to help others in need. Two stories recently in the news shows this counsel put into action.
A seminar was held on February 23 in Richmond, Virginia, where presenters discussed the preservation and indexing of the Virginia Freedmen’s Bureau Records. The seminar was presented by the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and volunteers from the Central Virginia Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often referred to as “the Mormons“).
Following recent flooding in Lewis County, Washington, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as “the Mormons”) stepped in to help with the clean-up effort. Thousands of volunteers came forward to deliver cleaning kits and offer assistance in cleaning.
As wildfires blaze through southern California, we are mindful of those who have been or will be displaced from their homes. According to the local ABC TV news affiliate in Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reported that all the missionaries in the area are safe. Missionaries are assisting in shelters and are also helping with evacuations.