LDS Church leader volunteers in Florida

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Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spent the weekend helping those hardest hit by Hurricane Irma.

President Eyring saw the damage in Naples and offered words of encouragement. “The nicest thing was a neighbor who walked up to me and said, ‘I thank you, I thank you,I thank you.’ [She was] not a member of the Church and that was the nicest thing actually of the day…to get a feeling of how…instead of worrying about their own problems, they’re worrying for others,” he said.

About 7,500 volunteers with Mormon Helping Hands joined Eyring to help clean up the damage.

Since the Hurricane hit, the LDS Church has sent 29 semi-trailers to Florida loaded with food, water and hygiene kits.

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