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Thousands of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are helping neighbors and people affected by Hurricane Ian.

The hurricane devastated several communities and cities along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Temporary command centers are operating at Latter-day Saint meetinghouses in the cities of Naples, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, and DeLand, to provide affected residents with disaster relief support.

“It is absolutely phenomenal the work that has happened here in the last 24 hours,” said local area Church leader Quinn Millington. “Any time we have a disaster, the Church has developed the ability to organize very quickly [and assist].”

In total, 4,450 volunteers from Florida have participated in relief efforts for a combined 83,930 hours of service. The Church has donated more than 150,000 pounds of supplies to aid in recovery efforts. Latter-day Saint volunteers have completed 2,092 work orders, which are placed by affected residents needing anything from roof tarps and muck work to fallen tree removals. On average, one work order represents service provided at a single home address.

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