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Church Assists Victims in Eastern Europe Flood
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“Church Assists Victims in Eastern Europe Flood,” Ensign, Dec. 2008, 78

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Church Assists Victims in Eastern Europe Flood

The Church sent funds in August 2008 to purchase emergency supplies after at least 65 people died and nearly 90,000 homes were damaged by the worst flooding in 200 years in parts of Ukraine, Moldova, and Romania. Members and missionaries assembled hygiene and cleaning kits, cleaned up, and helped repair damaged homes, which in some cases were made primarily of mud and straw. The flooding also damaged more than 200,000 acres (90,000 ha) of farmland.

This home was one of 90,000 damaged by historic flooding in Eastern Europe.

Photograph by Gerald D. Jacobs