In the weeks, months and years after the disaster, the Church went to work in the nations. The efforts — fueled by the fast offerings from members who responded to a request from the First Presidency — marked the first time the Church offered long-term assistance after a disaster.
Major Church projects included:
• The construction of 15 schools, including the training of new teachers.
• The building of 902 homes.
• The construction of three community centers.