Muslim benefactor will match contributions to Mormon church's typhoon relief

typhoon-reliefBy Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY -- An anonymous donor in Utah's Islamic community will match donations up to $100,000 for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.

Donations can be made at any Zions Bank branch or through the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake City.

"We have a deadline until this Friday to collect whatever we can collect. We need a lot of help. He's (the anonymous donor) going to match whatever we collect up to $100,000. At this Thanksgiving time, it would be really great if every community could help us," said Aden Batar, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake City.

LDS Humanitarian Services has been providing direct aid to typhoon survivors since the waters receded after the superstorm on Nov. 8. (Read more)


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