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LDS Church offers 200 missionaries to aid in relief efforts
May 23, 2013 | 1770 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print

SALT LAKE CITY — Local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oklahoma are working in partnership with agencies there to assist in community relief efforts in the wake of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma.

Local church leaders are also establishing a relief operations center to coordinate supplies and volunteers, according to a press release put out by the church.

“Resources are coming in from church headquarters and from stakes and states that surround Oklahoma,” said Nolan Taylor, an LDS mission president there.

Approximately 200 missionaries in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma mission will assist with disaster relief as directed by their local leaders. Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation services to help emergency responders communicate with tornado victims, the press release said.

Meanwhile, the church reports that all missionaries in the affected area are safe and accounted for.

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