News Release

Church Humanitarian Aid, Japanese Church Members Help Suffering People

Humanitarian aid from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) is flowing to the Japanese people who are suffering from the effects of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Partnering with the local prefectural governments to coordinate the distribution, the Church has provided more than 135,000 pounds (61235. Kg) of food, water, supplies, 10,000 liters of fuel and 15,000 blankets as of March 29.

Local Church emergency committees meet daily to organize volunteers, identify and respond to community needs. Over 4000 Mormon volunteers, in congregations across Japan, will assemble hygiene and cleaning kits for distribution. Additionally the Church has made substantial financial donations to the Japan Red Cross to help offset the damages.  Church members and others who wish to donate may do so through the Humanitarian Aid Fund.

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