Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

International Day of Service
West Indies Mission

The 82 member branch was first organized in 2007 and is the only LDS church unit on the island of Tobago 

On November 2, 2013, 33 branch members assembled at Lambeau Beach in Helping Hands Vests to clean up the debris that washes ashore from the millions of square miles of open water

We started 8:00 am on Saturday morning and cleaned the beach for two hours. 

Branch members from ages 7 to 73 participated

The long trek hauling the garbage back to the truck

Sister George and Christian sacking plastic bottles captured in the roots of a tree washed up on the beach

Sisters Aeryn and Caelyn working together to fill up a bag

Che, Christian and Ronaldo couldn't resist getting in some play time

Sister Cupid drives truck for the Tobago Department of Infrastructure and Public Utilities and they kindly let her use the truck to haul away the 80+ bags of trash found on the beach.

 After two hours of service, The Helping Hands volunteers were treated to a breakfast of sandwiches, fry bake, coconut bake, cheese paste, sausage and treats which were brought by members of the Tobago Branch.

The effort cleaned approximately 1/3 of a mile of beach

Everyone had a wonderful time and the Tobago Branch was rewarded with the satisfaction of working together and forming a stronger bond of friendship 

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