HONG KONG — Eighty volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worked with others in the community to take fresh bread and bottled water to residents of the village of Tai O after recent flooding and mudslides.

Volunteers also removed mud and debris from several homes and yards in the area

Volunteers delivering water and bread to a single elderly woman. © 2008 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

“Mormon Helping Hands” volunteers removing mud and debris. © 2008 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Latter-day Saint volunteers clearing mud and debris. © 2008 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. © 2008 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Many of the people affected by the torrential downpours earlier this month were elderly, some living on their own. The flooding and landslides cut road access and water supplies to the village of about 2,000 people situated on Lantau Island, close to Hong Kong.

Around 90 single seniors were aided by the volunteers’ efforts. One 85-year-old woman, whose mobility is limited by five operations, said she had not eaten bread for days.

This article was prepared by the LDS Newsroom at lds.org.