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Samoan Mormons Send Food and Clothes to Post-Cyclone Vanuatu

Press Release – Church of Latter Day Saints

APIA, SAMOA Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from across Samoa have been gathering rice, taro, clothing and other aid which will be shipped next week to communities in Vanuatu still recovering from last month’s devastating …Samoan Mormons Send Food and Clothes to Post-Cyclone Vanuatu

Families Share Own Crops and Clothes to Assist People of Vanuatu

APIA, SAMOA — Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from across Samoa have been gathering rice, taro, clothing and other aid which will be shipped next week to communities in Vanuatu still recovering from last month’s devastating Cyclone Pam.

Soon after the cyclone hit the Pacific nation in mid-March, Elder O. Vincent Haleck, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Pacific Area Presidency, asked Church leaders in Samoa if they could invite Latter-day Saints to lend a hand to the people of Vanuatu.

The response was remarkable. Congregations from across Savaii and Upolu came together to gather, bag and transport taro, yams, manioc, bananas, taamu, rice, dried foodstuffs and clothing.

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