Chalmette family helps with cleanup efforts after Hurricane LauraChalmette family helps with cleanup efforts after Hurricane Laura

Chalmette family helps with cleanup efforts after Hurricane Laura

The Farrells spent most of their holiday weekend helping people clear downed trees from Hurricane Laura. They joined 442 other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who travelled to Beauregard Parish to help clean up after Laura. The storm uprooted oak trees and snapped pines in half. Many people were lucky and the trees fell around their homes, but not on them. The Farrells were able to clean up four or five large trees for a lineman who was out restoring electricity to the community. They did the same for three other families.

Joshua Farrell is the Bishop (pastor) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chalmette, and he is very handy with a chainsaw. He and some of the other men on the team sawed up the trees. Others drug the branches to the curb. Petey, Kelsy, and JJ worked as hard as anyone else. Their father has always taught them to work for what they want. “We enjoy the opportunity to work together as a family. It helps us bond and appreciate our many blessings,” said Farrell’s wife, Carole. Our children learn the work ethic as well as being able to sacrifice a holiday weekend to serve others allows us to draw closer to Christ and show his love to others.” Farrell also brought a box of PPE donated by his employer, Chalmette Refining, LLC.

Since 1998, Helping Hands volunteers, in their trademark yellow shirts and vests, have helped people around the globe whose lives have been affected by natural disasters and other emergencies. This is the second week people from the New Orleans area have gone up to DeRidder and Leesville.

 

 

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