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  • Geraldine Zarate

A Helping Hand

More than 100 people from 8 to 80 years of age from the Mesquite Nevada Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints showed up to answer the call for help from the Salvation Army Saturday, Oct 21. Their task was to move the entire operation of the local Salvation Army in the Brickyard Plaza to their new location on Pioneer Boulevard. They brought with them seven trucks and trailers, donned the well know yellow “Mormon Helping Hands” vests, and kept busy moving everything in just 90 minutes!

Lines of people out the front and back doors passed items such as boxes of canned foods and cases of bottled water from person to person filling the vehicles which then headed to the new location. There the items were received by another human conveyer belt as the selves were stocked and the building was filled to the brim.

Stake President David Anderson was happy to organize the efforts and pleased with the response. He was heard to quote the Church’s 13th Article of Faith which includes the sentence

“If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” President Anderson appreciates that this project helped the Salvation Army who does a lot of good for our community.

Smiling faces and cheerful chatter reinforced the idea that serving others brings happiness.

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