Friday, November 9, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Special Photo More than 100 Gwinnettians worked at a storehouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tucker for Hurricane Sandy victims.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, several Gwinnettians wanted to give their time, talent and resources to the victim with Tom Frost leading the way.
After receiving a phone call about the devastation on Halloween, the Gwinnett County Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leader rallied together a group to volunteer the next day.
"Twenty-four hours later, 114 volunteers filled the warehouse," Frost said.
The volunteers worked at a storehouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tucker and filled more than 1,200 humanitarian relief boxes to give to the responders in New Jersey.
The Tucker facility is one of 129 church-owned storehouses in and out of the United States that the church uses to store and distribute food and supplies to the needy. It is also used to store and ship items for humanitarian relief during disaster events, like Hurricane Sandy.
Don Collins, a church leader in the Lilburn, brought more than 20 members with him to help with the relief effort.
"It felt great to be here and see our young people working, serving the people up North and on the coast," he said. "We really felt bad for them and wanted to help those who are living through such a hard time. We can't be there, but we can do this."