SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 31, 2004)

Burbank, CA based relief and development organization Islamic Relief USA, in conjunction with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is sending a cargo jet filled with emergency relief supplies to assist the victims of the tsunami disaster in Indonesia.

WHO: Dr. Ahmad El-Bendary, president of Islamic Relief USA, Dr. Mohamed Abulmagd, General Manager of Islamic Relief USA, and Bishop Richard C. Edgley, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

WHAT: Load-out of an MD-11 cargo jet that will carry relief supplies to tsunami disaster victims in Indonesia.

WHEN: Friday, 31 December 2004 3:00 p.m.   (Set up at 2:45 p.m.)

WHERE: UPS Air Cargo Terminal 1580 North 3815 West Salt Lake City

Take I-215 northbound to 2200 North exit. Follow road around to UPS air cargo facility. Expect security checks. Airport security officials have cleared  this media opportunity

WHY: Islamic Relief Worldwide, a major international charity, is working with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to fly emergency relief supplies to Indonesia. IRW is providing an air cargo charter flight that will be filled with goods from the Church’s welfare and humanitarian storehouses. Hygiene kits, medical supplies, soap and Atmit (an easily digested food product for children and the elderly) will be loaded today for a New Year’s Day flight to southern Asia.

HOW: Media are invited to cover the load-out at the airport. IRW officials and Bishop Edgley will make comments and be available for interviews.

Journalists only, please. This is NOT a public event. For security reasons, press credentials will be checked at the door and bags will be subject to search.

Contents of the shipment:

-40,000 pounds of medical supplies:  surgical tools, medical devices, gloves, sponges, bandages, gowns, test tubes, blood pressure cuffs, etc.

-20,000 pounds of first aid supplies:  bandages, aspirin, disinfectant, etc.

-28,000 individual hygiene kits:  soap, toothpaste, combs, washcloths, etc.

-40,000 pounds of clothing and shoes

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