This is one of the great things about my church. Salt Lake is already sending help in to the Gulf Coast, even before the hurricane hits.
Most people don’t know it because the church doesn’t announce it to the public. We don’t say, “Hey, look at us! We’re sending trucks in!” It happens quietly….without fanfare….without bragging rights. Throughout the year, members are asked to make hygeine kits, infant kits, emergency kits, blankets, books for little kids, etc. All these things are shipped to Salt Lake City and then distributed throughout the world as needed. Members and non-members alike. The article I linked to says, “…the Church provided 200 semi-truck loads of aid and 42,000 man-days of labor in response to Hurricane Katrina.”
Why? Because we’re all children of God, regardless or race or religion. We have the obligation, the duty, to help those around us.
“….Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”(Matthew 25)