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Oct. 31, 2012, LDS Missionaries help out with the cleanup effort in New York after Hurricane Sandy tore up the East Coast.

Our take: Those that aren't religious are more likely to donate one-third less time and money than those that are religious, according to Rachel Sheffield, from The Heritage Foundation. Sheffield analyzes why religious people volunteer more:

Hurricane Sandy dealt widespread destruction to multiple cities across the East Coast this week. The stormcited as the largest in generationstook numerous lives and left in its wake heart-rending scenes of demolished homes and flooded city streets.

In the aftermath of the devastation, many faith-based and community organizations have wasted no time in extending assistance to those affected by Sandy's wrath, as happens time and again when disasters strike.