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Mormon volunteers to work in Paris and Reno on Saturday -- moving brush and limbs to curbside

 'Mormon Helping Hands' group is shown clearing downed trees after Hurricane Katrina.

‘Mormon Helping Hands’ group is shown clearing downed trees after Hurricane Katrina.

The Mormon Helping Hands of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be volunteering in Paris and Reno on Saturday.

City of Paris code enforcement supervisor Robert Talley said volunteer work in Paris will begin at 8 a.m. and consist of cutting and dragging brush and limbs from residential lots and placing the debris at the curb for pick-up.

Volunteers will be wearing orange vests and white T-shirts with the logo Mormon Helping Hands and will be accompanied by City of Paris employees, Talley said.

The Mormon Helping Hands have volunteers from seven different LDS churches from Gilmer, Texas to Idabel, Okla., and and have participated in numerous clean-up efforts including Hurricane Katrina.

“Please welcome and thank The Mormon Helping Hands for lending a helping hand to Paris,” Talley said.

For more information, contact Talley at 903.784-9219.

Mormon Helping Hands of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will also be volunteering in Reno Saturday, Mayor William “Buddy” Heuberger said. Anyone needing assistance can do so by contacting Reno City Hall at 903.785.6581.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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