Children from the Littleton Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints help collect clothes, food and other items for flood victims. Photo courtesy of LDS Church
Submitted by LDS Church
On Oct. 1, 50 children from the Littleton Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a service project for victims in Boulder who lost everything they had in the recent flood.
The Southglenn Ward sponsored the project, in which children ages 4 to 12, including 14 Cub Scouts wearing Mormon Helping Hands vests, loaded a 26-foot Penske truck (provided by the company and a local church member) full of clothes, toys, furniture, household items, Halloween costumes and diapers. Along with the items collected, $500 was donated.
The children had eager hearts and willing spirits as they collected the items and then loaded the truck in just one hour so everything could be delivered the same evening. Comments heard from the children as the cars filed by with items for the drive were that it felt good doing something for someone else and, “It makes me happy and proud because this will make a difference in their lives.”
The overall sentiment of all involved was that they will never forget the feeling of joy they experienced using their little hands to help their community.
Elizabeth, a 14-year-old girl from Kentlands Ward in the Washington, D.C., area, heard about the flood victims in northern Colorado and wanted to help, so she and nine of her friends made 10 fleece blankets that went home with her grandma who flew to Colorado and gave them to the drive.
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