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.