BURBANK, CA (May 30, 2006) – In coordination with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Islamic Relief is shipping over 200,000 pounds of urgently needed supplies, valued at over $1.6 million, to assist victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Indonesia.

The 747 cargo plane departing from Salt Lake City will include essential items such as hygiene kits, first aid supplies, medical and surgical supplies, tarps, wheel chairs, crutches, and many other items. The supplies for the shipment were gathered based on needed items requested by the government of Indonesia.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has supplied all items for the shipment. Islamic Relief staff on the ground in Indonesia will distribute the goods in the affected areas. Islamic Relief is also covering the majority of the shipment costs. (MORE)

Media Contact: Mostafa Mahboob, Islamic Relief, mostafa@irw.org, (310) 351-0952 mobile (818) 238-9520 office.


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