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Five semitruck loads of food and supplies from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being distributed in eastern Kentucky following devastating floods. Latter-day Saint volunteers have also joined with local firefighters and members of the Kentucky National Guard to unload the trucks and begin the massive cleanup efforts following last week’s record rainfall.
At least 37 people died, many homes were destroyed, and some communities remain difficult to access.
“As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we mourn with those that have been impacted by the recent floods,” said Huntington West Virginia Stake President Jamie Wolfe. “We strive to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ and keep his commandment to love our neighbors (Matthew 22:39). With this in mind, we will work with those in the affected communities to do what we can to provide supplies and support to help in the recovery.”
The deliveries include more than 85,000 bottles of water, more than 3,600 5-gallon plastic buckets full of cleaning supplies, food for more than 10,500 meals and 600 pounds of clothing.
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