Church sending humanitarian aid to Samoa

Officials of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say they are sending a cargo jet full of emergency relief supplies to aid the victims of an earthquake and a tsunami in Samoa.

The Church is partnering with Islamic Relief Worldwide and other donors to provide and distribute the aid.

A plane will be packed with food, clothing, medical supplies, mosquito nets and other supplies from the church's welfare and humanitarian storehouses in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

Many Latter-day Saints in unaffected areas of Samoa have been helping with relief efforts and some church buildings are being used as temporary shelters.

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