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 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
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.