Muslims and Mormons Aid to Pakistan Earthquake from Salt City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (October 16, 2005) –  International relief and

development organization Islamic Relief, in conjunction with the Church of

Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is sending a cargo plane filled with

emergency relief supplies to assist the victims of the South Asia earthquake.

The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) is also assisting in

the effort.

The cargo plane will leave Salt Lake City International Airport at 4:00pm on

Monday, October 17, and arrive in Islamabad, Pakistan, at 9:00pm on

Tuesday, October 18.


Press Conference to announce airlift that will carry emergency aid to

earthquake victims in Pakistan.



Monday, October 17, 2005




Airort cargo area

Salt Lake City International Airport


WHY: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be providing the

contents of the shipment from its welfare and humanitarian storehouses,

IMANA will be helping cover a part of the transportation costs, and Islamic

Relief will be distributing the aid items through its staff in the affected areas

in Pakistan.


The contents of this shipment includes: tents, medical disposable modules,

shovels, hygiene kits, first aid modules, warm jackets, blankets, wheelchairs,

walkers, crutches, Atmit powdered milk, and dialysis machines.

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