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Operation Firewood Rescue, an initiative sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in partnership with Utah government entities, Utah Navajo Health System, the Utah Trucking Association, Associated General Contractors and the Rotary Clubs of Utah, recently transported more than 3 million pounds of firewood to the Navajo Nation and several other Native American Nations and Tribes in Utah.
In early September, a deadly windstorm with winds reaching around 100 miles per hour, damaged homes, triggered power outages for hundreds of thousands of people, destroyed or heavily damaged countless trees and caused at least one death in northern Utah.
“I woke up to a tree on my car,” recalled Daniel Roberts, a Latter-day Saint volunteer from Fruit Heights, Utah. “Mine wasn’t the worst though. My neighbors had a couple trees fall on their roof. A tree next door ripped in half and rolled into my yard.”
From Logan to Draper, thousands of Latter-day Saints, and other volunteers donated their time and resources to help neighbors and strangers alike with the massive cleanup.
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