BY HANNAH ROMNEY
Mormon Helping Hands, the Church’s program for worldwide volunteer community service, has a center that provides services to support a successful Pyeongchang Olympic Games.
Staffed by more than 20 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gangneung, South Korea, the Helping Hands Center offers interpretation services in nine languages, a winter sports photo zone, DIY activities for families, free Wi-Fi, and a place to warm up, enjoy warm beverages, recharge cell phones, watch live Olympic broadcasts and even explore one’s family history.
The center is cooperating with the local police department to prevent foreigner-targeted crime. Go Kwang-young, director of the Gangneung City Volunteer Center, helped facilitate a partnership between the police department and the Helping Hands Center. He expressed gratitude for such collaboration, noting that the “volunteer service and talents offered in this center will help the Gangneung city to develop further.”
The Helping Hands Center is open daily during the 2018 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games through March 25, 2018. All are welcome.