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60,000 Mormon Volunteers Help 300 Brazilian Hospitals

May 9, 2007

These blankets will be gone someday.  The memory of giving, caring people will remain in the hearts and minds of these Brazilians for a much longer time. Compare this to the support the Caribbean Islands received from China for the 2007 World Cricket events. What is the difference?  What do you think?  Will China give and forget?

BRASILA, Brazil 9 May 2007 In honor of Brazil’s recent Labor Day, 60,000 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assembled supplies for hundreds of hospitals throughout the country. <<snippet>>

The volunteers were part of the Helping Hands program directed by Church Welfare Services and were assisted by several social aid groups, private corporations and health authorities.

Mormons in Brazil sew linens for local hospitals.

Mormons in Brazil sew linens for local hospitals.

At the end of the day, 300 Brazilian hospitals in 190 cities received 200,000 donated bedsheets, slippers and pillowcases.

“These bedsheets came at a very opportune moment. We are very much in need of this type of material. In the name of the entire population, I thank you,” said Mayor Rodrigo at a hospital in Santos in Monte Mor, near the interior of the state of São Paulo.

Source: Newsroom – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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