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LDS Church sending aid to Mexico

Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Church sending aid to Mexico
Deseret News 9Oct99 N1
By Maria Titze: Deseret News staff writer

In the wake of torrential rain that has flooded rivers in central and eastern Mexico, the LDS Church is sending thousands of food boxes and $80,000 to LDS Church members and their neighbors in the affected areas. Boxes and crates containing everything from lasagna to crib quilts were loaded onto trucks at the LDS Church's Humanitarian Center on Friday, ready for the trip to the affected areas.

"We're responding to another one of Mother Nature's catastrophes," said the LDS Church's Presiding Bishop, H. David Burton. "We're pleased to be in a position to respond to this need in Mexico." Church area authorities in Mexico asked leaders in Salt Lake City for assistance in because of the disaster. Burton said that the money being sent was to be available to local leaders yesterday for the quick purchase of supplies locally.

Affected areas include the Mexican states of Puebla, Tabasco, Villahermosa and Oaxoca.

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