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New Caledonian Mormons Bring Relief to Flood Victims

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Noumea, New Caledonia recently delivered food and other relief supplies to families hit hard by torrential rain and flooding in the communities of Houaïlou and Yaté. 

The aid was valued at one million Pacific francs (about 10,000 U.S. dollars).  Many families' homes were devastated by floods on Christmas Eve 2011, and the aid is helping them get back on their feet.

Thierry Gorodey, President of the Bourail Branch of the Church said "the donations were particularly appreciated by the elderly, children and young couples with modest incomes. Words failed to express their appreciation and there were tears of joy, big hugs and big smiles. An unforgettable day!"

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