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Utah volunteers partner with Filipinos to help those devastated by typhoon

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Relief efforts continue in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation. Americans — some former missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — are working alongside Filipinos to help victims of the devastating storm.

Since Typhoon Hyann hit the Philippines, thousands have fled the areas most devastated to make a life somewhere else. But for those who have stayed behind, the path forward is daunting.

Ormoc was one of the areas hardest hit by the storm. Miraculously, a chapel managed to escape relatively unscathed and served as a shelter for up to 400 people who slept on its floor. Many are still there.

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