If you live along a coast line that has been hit by hurricanes, chances are you have seen the Mormon Helping Hands, or you have been one yourself. Josh has been able to be one a few times... with Hurricanes Katrina & Rita back in 2005, and then this past weekend with Hurricanes Gustav & Ike. This weekend our stake went to Baton Rouge, LA. They left on Friday night @ 6pm, and just returned today @ 6pm. About 400+ men from various stakes showed up to help. A few that we know... Uncle Mel (Stake President of the Ft. Walton, FL Stake), cousins Jesse & Kelly from the Alexandria, LA Stake, and then cousins from our stake as well were all there along with Josh. Josh said it was kinda cool to see them there... almost like a mini-family reunion.
Apparently or Supposedly, either the Rev. Al Sharton or Martin Luther King III, called SLC and asked for more Mormon Helping Hands to come to Houma, LA next weekend. The stake presidents that were in Baton Rouge (BTW... all were camping at the stake grounds adjacent to the Baton Rouge LDS Temple) area were called by SLC requesting that their stakes get more men for next weekend. SLC wants 1000 Mormon Helping Hands in Houma, LA next weekend.
If you can and are able, search Map Quest for Houma, LA, and please plan going all weekend (48 hrs). Josh loves going to be able to serve the people of the communities there.