Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Wilton joined with thousands of other members from the tri-state area to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy this past weekend. They went to the hardest-hit locations, including Staten Island and the Rockaway area of Queens.
As part of Mormon congregations from Northern Westchester County and the Connecticut coast from Westport to Greenwich, the Wilton contingent joined an estimated 700 men, women and young adults who traveled by bus with an array of tools to primarily remove drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture, and appliances. In some cases they excavated large accumulations of sand from flooded homes to prevent the growth of mold. This activity follows last week's massive service project in the Washington Village section of South Norwalk.