Mormons help in volcano relief efforts in Guatemala

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Elder Adrián Ochoa, president of the Central America Area, assists in volcano relief efforts at a collection center in Guatemala City, Monday, June 4, 2018. (Mormon Newsroom)

Mormon volunteers help in the relief efforts from the Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala, according to a news release from Mormon Newsroom.

The volcano, located just 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City, erupted on Sunday, June 3, according to the news release.

Over 60 people were killed and more are missing, the news release said, with two church members among those missing and at least five church members hospitalized for “severe burns.”

The news release also states all missionaries in the area are safe.

“More than 100 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers have gathered at a collection center with other organizations to help distribute food and other supplies to displaced residents,” according to the news release. “Thousands of people are staying in shelters, which includes the Church’s Escuintla Guatemala Stake Center.”

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