In response to the devastating earthquake that hit western India last week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is shipping relief supplies to the areas most impacted by the disaster. More than 600,000 pounds of food, blankets, clothing and medical supplies either are already purchased in India or will be shipped from Salt Lake City to the devastated areas.
The Church has also sent immediate emergency funding to India to help local relief agencies purchase supplies for refugee camps. An additional $25,000 will be donated to the Prime Minister of India's relief fund for search and rescue operations and to establish temporary shelters for those who have lost their homes.
The emergency supplies will be distributed by charitable organizations such as the Diwaliben Mohanlal Mehta Charitable Trust and the Share and Care Foundation. The Asia Area Presidency will continue to evaluate additional needs and recommend any further assistance.