SALT LAKE CITY 14 January 2010 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sending a team of doctors and medical supplies to immediately to help care for those injured by the devastating earthquake. The doctors will set up a temporary medical center in a Church meetinghouse in Haiti . The meetinghouse is largely undamaged by the quake. Port-au-Prince
“We’re finding one of the greatest needs is medical care. Entire hospitals have been destroyed. Medical supplies are scarce. So this temporary medical center will be a tremendous asset,” said Elder Francisco J. Viñas, the area president who oversees the Church in
The doctors are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have volunteered their time and skills to assist people in
Other urgent needs following the devastating earthquake continue to be water, medical care, shelter and food. The Church is responding to those needs by sending relief supplies in addition to the medical personnel. Some shipments have already arrived, others are in process, and more are being planned.
Two planes, each loaded with 80,000 pounds of supplies donated by the Church, are expected to leave for
Some of the Church’s meetinghouses in
“Normal daily activity has come to a stop in
The Church continues to monitor the humanitarian situation on an ongoing basis to determine how to best help. Donations for relief efforts can be made athttp://give.lds.org/emergencyresponse.