The most poignant markings, however, were the Samoan messages penned by cargo worker Tasi Toala, who helped load the supplies destined for Samoa.
A week earlier, an 8.3-magnitude earthquake and four ensuing tsunami waves devastated parts of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. Among the nearly 200 dead were eight members of Toala's family in Samoa.
With a heavy heart and tear-impeded vision, he scrawled notes on pallet packaging — to be found when workers in Samoa unloaded the DC-10 jumbo jet the Magna resident helped load at Salt Lake International Airport.
"I just send my love to all of Samoa," said Toala of the messages, which included hand-drawn hearts, his name and his e-mail address.
With tears streaming down his cheeks, he excused himself and rejoined co-workers.
Toala's presence put a face — and an emotion — on Tuesday's shared effort by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Islamic Relief, partners for several years in providing, transporting and distributing humanitarian relief throughout the world.